Ucaller Remote electronic call
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- Last updated: 14/12/2016
When I first received the Ucaller Remote for test I must admit my initial thoughts were; ‘well, here’s yet another digital caller.’ The reason for my cynicism is that the ‘sounds’ on these units are virtually identical to others of this kind. But the Ucaller remote comes with a twist; the ability to download calls from the company website. We are told that this will soon be approximately 100+ ranging from deer to waterfowl and many weird and wonderful exotic tones. However the majority will work, due to a fox’s curiosity and of course if it’s a sound it has not heard before.
When purchased you get the main call unit that has the integral high output speaker, remote control unit and a USB cable for downloading calls. Thankfully it does come with standard comprehensive instructions for this. For use straight from the box the Ucaller is preloaded with vixen, dog fox, rabbit distress, hare distress, crow, hooded crow, magpie and magpie chatter. Nothing we haven’t heard before but I must add the quality or definition is to my ears surprisingly better than some I’ve tried.
The main unit’s speaker has 110dB capability and measures 6 ¼ X 2 5/8 X 1 ¼” and is powered by 4 X AA batteries. The snap shut clip on cover plate is neat and there’s a large pocket clip above that should you wish to wear it on your belt. On the forward face the speaker is at the top while the slide on/off switch is on the left hand side. More on this later.
On the front face below the speaker you see eight, numbered pressure switches and below these two volume buttons. The start/pause control for any sound is found under the button numbered 5. The call doesn’t immediately come on when you press the switch but a red indicator light under the speaker does. You then have to press a numbered button you require a certain call is allocated to. You can switch from one to another by simply pressing the numbered button required.
To stop or pause press the pause/power switch. This may sound fiddly but it isn’t and you soon get used to the procedure. Also unlike some digital callers, this when activated is on a loop so any call chosen continues until stopped. The remote unit measures 3 ¼ X 2 1/8 X 1” and runs off 3 x AAA batteries and it has a telescopic aerial. All controls are positioned and operate the same as the main unit.
The remote has a range of 100m. To use you simply slide the 3-positon selector switch on the main Ucaller to its third and final setting and the unit is switched on. Now the buttons on the remote unit work in exactly the same way as the main. Both units are shockproof and weatherproof. Just using the call on simple rabbit distress has had foxes steaming over towards it, with one recently creeping forward as if it was going to pick it up!
There’s an optional, external speaker unit available with 3m of cable which jacks into the main call next to the USB cable connection on the right side of the unit. Personally I’d splice in more lead to allow it to be positioned further out, say 50-yards minimum. For the price this is a versatile and effective package that will give the user almost endless possibilities for remote calling.
For: Comprehensive, versatile and well priced calling package
Against: Not a lot, but the remote speaker needs more cable length
Verdict: Useful alternative to other units
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