I’ve had the Uniden UH9050 installed in my GQ Patrol for a few months now, and I have to say personally it is the best UHF communications system I have owned.
Partly because it is actually installed properly… not one of those twist-and-tape and fix properly later type deals. Secondly, because it is a rather advanced UHF, with more features than I know what to do with. Because it has only been in my truck for a few thousand kilometres, here are five things I rate about this unit so far.
IT LOOKS COOL
Double Din units are usually found in older 4WDs and trucks, which suits me to a tee. But they are traditionally quite boring to look at. Basically a box with dials. The UH9050 is straight-up sexy. Well, it looks cool. Uniden has struck a lovely balance between traditional and modern. The LED backlighting also makes it easy to see the unit, no matter what time of day or night.
IT SOUNDS GOOD
My last UHF had only one speaker in the front of the unit, and considering it was installed quite low in the cabin (and the GQ rattles like an old train), I couldn’t hear it. The UH9050 has a speaker in the front of the unit, and one in the handpiece, both of which are loud! No problems at all hearing communications now, but if I did happen to miss one…
REPLAY FUNCTION – MINT
Yep, this UHF is packed with killer features including the insanely handy replay function. Basically, if I’m rocking out to Darryl Braithwaite (which, let’s be honest, happens often), and I miss some witty banter from a travelling companion, a simple press of the replay button will play the last thing said. Which better not be anything disrespectful about the chart smashing hit ‘Horses’. Absolute banger!
EASY TO INSTALL IF YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS
If you have space for it, this unit is super easy to install. Namely because it actually comes with everything you need. A variety of mounting options; plus all hardware and cabling is supplied. Just BYO aerial, connect it up and run power to the unit. That simple. The longest part of the installation was reading the instruction manual. Something I actually had to do.
More info: uniden.com.au