Oricom ULTRA550 Handheld 5 WATT Waterproof UHF CB Radio

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5/1927 Ipswich Road, Rocklea QLD 4106
3/33 Heathcote Road, Moorebank NSW 2170
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95A Merola Way, Campbellfield VIC 3061
5/1927 Ipswich Road, Rocklea QLD 4106
3/33 Heathcote Road, Moorebank NSW 2170
Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-4:30PM

UHF5500-1 Oricom Handheld 5w UHF CB Radio

The ULTRA550 is the latest and the ultimate in UHF CB Handheld Radios. It features a large backlit LCD display - one of the largest in the Australian handheld radio market.  It is super compact and fits comfortable in the palm of your hand. The ULTRA550 is water and dust proof rated to IP67 and will go wherever you need it to, ensuring reliable communication no matter what the situation.

The ULTRA5500 is the ultimate in Australian hand-held market. Here's why you gotta get your hands on one...

As far as camping and 4WD products go, a hand-held UHF might just be one of the most abused bits of gear in your kit. Think about how we use them – on the tracks, at camp, anywhere. They get dropped, thrown, fall out of the vehicle when the door gets opened, stood on, rolled up in the swag accidentally, chewed by the dog and a multitude of other forms of punishment. If you don’t love the idea of replacing your hand-held UHF every couple of trips out bush, then the brand-new flagship ULTRA550 from Oricom is definitely worth a look at. If you’re hard on your gear, then the new flagship ULTRA550 hand-held UHF CB radio from Oricom is built to withstand just about any punishment you can dish out!

The ULTRA550 might just be one of the toughest hand-held UHF radios on the market today. It all starts with a die-cast metal chassis, which provides a huge increase in strength over cheaper alternatives that often use a plastic chassis. Oricom have engineered the ULTRA550 to have an IP rating of 67. Put simply, that means that the unit is protected from the effects of dust and immersion in water to depths of up to 1m for up to 30 minutes. Like all electronics it’s not exactly a great idea to go swimming up in Fruitbat Falls in the Cape with it in your pocket, but you don’t have to sweat it if you drop the ULTRA550 in a dirty great mud-puddle!

There’s nothing worse than not being able to pick up or transmit to your mates at the top of a hill because your tiny little 0.5w cheapy hand-held UHF doesn’t have enough power! What’s extremely clever about the ULTRA550 is you can switch between 1W and 5W power. You’d use 1W when you’re just outside the vehicle, spotting a mate through a tricky off-road obstacle and you didn’t need the extra power. You’d switch to 5W when you needed to get ahold of a vehicle in your convoy that’s up over the next ridge, or perhaps sitting a kay or two back out of your dust.

The ULTRA550 has a serious trick up its sleeve that sets it even further apart from the competitors. It features one of the biggest batteries of any hand-held UHF on the market – a thumping 2600mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery. It’s so big that it’ll provide up to 30 hours of operating time (depending of course on usage and power settings) – definitely a big upgrade if you’re sick of hearing that
annoying flat-battery beep halfway through your trek.

Oricom understand that it’s all well and good to have the most features possible, but if a UHF is a pain to use, then that defeats the purpose of it. The ULTRA550 has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible, with a beautiful large back-lit LCD display, and other clever features like a large, simple rotary volume control. No need for messing about with tiny buttons or struggling to see what setting you’re on. It also features unrivaled audio clarity – a massive bonus.

If you’re a tech-head then you’ll love the features that the ULTRA550 has, including three programmable instant channel buttons so you can go back and forth through your most-used channels in an instant. There’s also 38 CTCSS and 104 DCS codes, an audio scrambler, signal monitoring and key lock function, a duplex range extender and squelch tail on/off. The handheld also features the standard 80 channels and includes the unique Oricom lock screw connector. Oricom offer the option to purchase and add a Throat Mic, Heavy Duty Speaker Mic, or a Compact Speaker with Inline Mic as well..

Anyone who knows electronics knows that the Koreans make some of the very best in the world. The ULTRA550 is designed, engineered and produced in Korea to ultra-high, exacting standards that make this one of the very best-built hand-held UHFs you’ll ever use.

To top it all off, the ULTRA550 comes with an included three year warranty (excluding battery). That shows Oricom are so confident in their product that they’re willing to back it long after other competitors’ warranties run out. Oricom is proudly 100% Aussie owned and operated meaning you have access to the Oricom Support Centre to ensure you’re looked after long after you’ve made your purchase.


  • Water and dust proof IP67 rating
  • Compact radio with large backlit LCD display
  • Switchable RF power (high: 5 watt, low: 1 watt)
  • 3 Programmable instant channel buttons
  • 80 channels
  • Fast charge technology supplied with 240v and 12v adaptors
  • Open/instant/priority scan
  • Die-cast metal chassis
  • Duplex (range extender)
  • Signal monitoring
  • Triple watch
  • Audio scrambler
  • Key lock function
  • Squelch tail on/off
  • 38 CTCSS and 104 DCS codes
  • High-capacity 2600mAh Lithium-ion battery pack (up to 30 hours operating time^)
  • Rotary volume control
  • 2.5mm jack socket with locking screw for optional accessories
  • Designed, engineered and produced in Korea

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Compliance AS/NZS 4365:2011 and NZS2772.1
Frequency Range TX/RX 476.425 - 477.4125 MHz
Number of Channels 80 UHF CB (75 Usable)
Channel Spacing TX/RX 12.5KHz
Channel Spacing RX 12.5KHz
Operating modes Simplex, Duplex
Scanning Speed 150msec/per channel
Antenna Impeadance 50 Ohm
Battery Capacity 7.4V, 2600mAh, Li-ion Battery. Operating time up to 20 hours on High TX power, 30 hours on Low Tx power with antenna.
Frequency Stability +/- 2.5ppm


RF Output Power 5 Watts max.
Modulation FM
Maximum Deviation +/- 2.5KHz
Spurious Emissions Less than -30dBm
Tx Frequency Response +1 to -3dB of 6dB/octave from 300Hz to 3000Hz
Audio Signal to Noise Ratio more than 35dB


Circuit Type Dual conversion by Single DSP chip
Intermediate  Frequencies IF = 137KHz
Sensitivity less than -122dBm at 12dB SINAD
Selectivity more than 70dB
Intermodulation Immunity more than 70dB
Spurious Response Immunity more than 60dB
Audio Signal to Noise Ratio More than 50dB
Receive Frequncy Response +1 to -3dB of 6dB/octave from 300Hz to 3000Hz
Conducted Spurious Emissions Less than -57dBm at 9KHz


Barcode # 9338161002634
Brand Oricom
Shipping Width 0.210m
Shipping Height 0.070m
Shipping Length 0.620m
Shipping Cubic 0.009114000m3


  • 1 x UHF CB Radio
  • 1 x Antenna
  • 1 x Charging pod with mains adaptor and 12V adaptor
  • 1 x Belt Clip
  • 1 x Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack (2600mAh)


Pick up locations:

    95A Merola Way, Campbellfield 3061
    Tel: (03) 9357-0306

    Unit 5, 1927 Ipswich Road, Rocklea 4106
    Tel: (07) 3275-2132

    Unit 3, 33 Heathcote Road, Moorebank 2170
    Tel: (02) 9136-0000

All items are shipped within 24 hours of payment receipt, except on weekends, as mutually agreed, or as may be otherwise stated.

A free pick-up option is avaialble from our Campbellfield VIC, Rocklea QLD, or Moorebank N.S.W. warehouses. Please contact us to confirm stock is available prior to your arrival. You will need to present a government issued I.D., for all prepaid pick-ups. 

Should you choose free pick up and your item is not in stock at your chosen location, a free stock transfer is available. Stock transfers occur on a weekly basis and will require additional handling time. 

Items can be combined to reduce shipping costs.

Some remote areas will incur additional shipping charges. These include, but are not limited to; N.T., Far North QLD and remote W.A. If you live in a remote area, please contact us to confirm whether additional shipping charges will apply to your order. 

Should you require any additional information, click here to email our customer service team, or phone your nearest OCAM 4x4 Accessories store.


Express Warranty (Australia)

Premium Fixed Mount Radios  5 Years from the date of purchase
Fixed Mount Radios  5 Years from the date of purchase
Handheld Radios  3 Years from the date of purchase
Antennas  3 Years from the date of purchase
Brackets  12 Months from the date of purchase

This Express Warranty is provided by Oricom International Pty Ltd ABN 46 086 116 369, Unit 1, 4 Sovereign Place, South Windsor NSW 2756, herein after referred to as "Oricom".

Oricom products come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. Oricom warrants that the product is free from defects in materials or workmanship during the Express Warranty Period. This Express Warranty does not extend to any product from which the serial number has been removed or was purchased outside of Australia.

Nothing in this Express Warranty excludes, restricts or modifies any condition, warranty, guarantee, implied term, right or remedy pursuant to the Australian Consumer Law and which may not be so excluded, restricted or modified. For such conditions, terms, guarantees and warranties that cannot be excluded, restricted or modified, Oricom limits the remedies available to extent permitted in the relevant legislation.

The Express Warranty Period will be from the date of purchase of the product evidenced by your dated sales receipt. You are required to provide proof of purchase as a condition of receiving Express Warranty services.

You are entitled to a replacement product or repair of the product at our discretion according to the terms and conditions of this document if your product is found to be faulty within the Express Warranty Period. This Express Warranty extends to the original purchaser only and is not transferable.

Products distributed by Oricom are manufactured using new materials or new and used materials equivalent to new in performance and reliability. Spare parts may be new or equivalent to new. Spare parts are warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for thirty (30) days or for the remainder of the Express Warranty Period of the Oricom branded product in which they are installed, whichever is longer. During the Express Warranty Period, Oricom will where possible repair and if not replace the faulty product or part thereof. All component parts removed under this Express Warranty become the property of Oricom. In the unlikely event that your Oricom product has a recurring failure, Oricom may always, subject to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, at its discretion, elect to provide you with a replacement product of its choosing that is at least equivalent to your product in performance.

No change to the conditions of this Express Warranty is valid unless it is made in writing and signed by an authorised representative of Oricom.

Oricom will not be liable under this Express Warranty, and to the extent permitted by law will not be liable for any defect, loss, damage or injury arising out of or in connection with:

  1. Failure by you to adhere to the warnings and follow the instructions set out in this user guide for the proper installation and use of the product;
  2. Wilful misconduct or deliberate misuse by you of the product;
  3. Any external cause beyond our control, including but not limited to power failure, lightning or over voltage;
  4. Modification to the product or services carried out on the product by anyone other than Oricom or Oricom�s authorised service provider.

How to make a claim under your Express Warranty in Australia

Oricom has a simple warranty process for you to follow:

  • Please call or email our Customer Support Team, 1300 889 785 or support@oricom.com.au.
  • A Customer Support Team member will verify after troubleshooting with you if your product qualifies under warranty. If so, they will give you a Product Return Authorisation number.
  • We will then email or fax a Return Authorisation form and a Repair Notice (if necessary), together with instructions on how to return the goods for warranty service.

Please note that if a Customer Support Team member advises that your product does not qualify for return, this warranty does not apply to your product. Products that are authorised to be returned to Oricom in Australia must include all of the following:

  • A completed Return Authorisation form.
  • A copy of your Proof of Purchase (please keep your original copy).
  • The faulty product, including all accessories.

Send the approved returns to:
Oricom International Pty Ltd
Locked Bag 658
South Windsor NSW 2756 Australia

Please note that this Express Warranty excludes expenses incurred by you in returning any faulty product to us. You must arrange and pay any expenses incurred (including postage, delivery, freight, transportation or insurance of the product) to return the faulty product to us, however, we will arrange delivery of the repaired or replaced faulty product to you.


Important Information Repair Notice

Please be aware that the repair of your goods may result in the loss of any user-generated data (such as stored telephone numbers, text messages and contact information). Please ensure that you have made a copy of any data saved on your goods before sending for repair. Please also be aware that goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods or parts of the same type rather than being repaired.

Contact details for Oricom support and warranty claims in Australia

Oricom International Pty Ltd
Locked Bag 658
South Windsor, NSW 2756

Email: support@oricom.com.au
Phone: 1300 889 785 or (02) 4574 8888
(Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm AEST)
Web: www.oricom.com.au
Fax: (02) 4574 8898

Contact details for Oricom support and warranty claims in New Zealand
Email: support@oricom.co.nz
Phone: 0800 674 266
(Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm NZST)
Web: www.oricom.co.nz


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