Uniden UM380 is a budget compact fixed mount radio that is available in black and white colors. Don't expect to find high end features available in more expensive radios, rather look at it as a fixed mount radio with a good signal and most of the basic features needed in a 2 way marine radio.
This VHR radio features a large LCD display, extra large power and squelch knobs, dedicated Distress button and backlit keypad. Uniden UM380 is fairly compact measuring H 2.95" x W 6.58" x L 5.08". The radio is shipped with a mounting bracket, microphone hanger and mounting hardware. Transmit power is adjustable (choose between Hi/Lo = 25 Watt/1Watt) for short range and long range communication. If you want to use DSC feature, you need to connect external GPS receiver via NMEA 0183 connector. Once it is connected, you will see GPS indicator on the screen.
Uniden UM380 supports S.A.M.E. weather alerts, triple watch and all USA, Canada and international channels.
If you are on a budget and need a good quality VHF radio, Uniden UM380 is a very good choice!
Some of the features include:
- All NOAA weather channels
- USA/Internationa/Canada Channels
- Submersiable to 3.3 ft for 30 minutes
- Rugged and Durable Construction
- Channel Scan/Memory Scan
- NMEA 0183 Input/ Output
- Reasonably Priced
- Limited 3 Year Warranty
- Dimensions - H 2.95" x W 6.58" x L 5.08"
But what do actual users say about this radio? Are they actually happy with their purchase? Let’s find out the pros, cons and what reviewers are saying about this radio. Below are the most common pros and cons that people have stated in their reviews on Amazon.
- 4.5 out of 5 Stars
- 344 Total Customer reviews
- 71% of Customers Rated the Radio 5 Stars
- Large Easy to Read Display
- Excellent Unit For the Price
- Range was not as long as expected
- Some customers felt it was not as durable as it should be
If you have bought or used this radio please feel free to leave a comment with your experience below to help others who may have questions.