The Uniden Voyager is the smallest handheld VHF radio we’ve tested and just about the lightest too.
Despite its diminutive size, there is still enough room on the top of this portable radio for an on/off/volume and squelch rotary knob controls, and a jack to accommodate an external speaker or microphone.
This Uniden VHF radio ships with a 12 volt DC and AC battery charger.
Eight front-panel pushbuttons control the remaining functions including channel selection, scan, and transmitter power output.
Voyager performed well in our tests. Receiver sensitivity was a middle of the road 65dB. Our audio testing resulted in average performance too with and audio output of 88dBA.
The battery is an 850 mAH lithium Ion unit with a replacement cost of about $43 and a 12-month warranty.
Battery life on this radio was tested at nine hours, just above the manufacturers eight-hour claim, but significantly less than most of the other handheld VHF radios we tested.
The Voyager AC charger will fully recharge a dead or weak battery in just four hours. That’s fast.
The compact Voyager performed well, but even though it exceeded the manufacturers battery life claim it still has a shorter battery life than the best handheld VHF radios we reviewed.