Whether you’re bashing about in the bush in an epic 4WD convoy with your mates, or tackling great desert highways between jobs, the UHF CB radio can be your greatest asset. Keeping abreast of local traffic, fire safety and trucking information is just as important as communication between vehicle convoys (and giving Macca a hard time for dropping his Land Cruiser in a ditch big enough to see from space). But the age-old conundrum of which station to tune into can make it difficult to pay the proper attention to what’s important. As luck would have it, Oricom agreed and have come up with a nifty solution.
It’s enough to make you ask, “why did no one think of this before?” or “why aren’t we funding this?!”
Their handy new innovation allows you to tune in to two channels at once. WHAT?! Yes, that’s correct, two channels at once. You can listen to channel 40 for road conditions, as Penny Wells explains in the video above, while also keeping in touch with your mates in other cars.
The safety and convenience of this feature is obvious. But the DTX4200 has another trick up its sleeve. With the handheld and in-car handsets, parking and reversing are a breeze. No more shouting out the driver’s side window as you try not to hit the caravan behind you. Your passenger can jump out with their walkie talkie-esque device and relay instructions to you in the cabin, via the hardwired handset. Keeping things civil and not upsetting the neighbours with your shouts of ‘charter boat? WHAT CHARTER BOAT?’ over their afternoon cups of tea is now a sure thing, with this device.