What is the difference between UHF radios and VHF radios?

Posted by Two Way Direct on 25th Sep 2018

High powered UHF radios typically have a transmit power of 4 to 5 watts of power, and provide coverage for up to 350,000 sq. feet or 30 floors. These radios are recommended for businesses that have trouble with "dead spots" when using typical one or two watt radios, have especially troublesome structures (such as thick concrete), or those that need a just need little extra range. Many radios in this class are repeater capable, meaning they can be programmed to work with a repeater if one is currently in use or is added in the future. 

The radios on the page all support custom frequencies. If you have a specific frequency that you need supported, be sure to let us know to program the radio when you place your order. You can call us with this request, or just type it into the "comments" field when you place an online order.

What is the difference between UHF and VHF?

UHF radios penetrate through walls and objects better than VHF radios. However, if you have line-of-sight communication, a VHF signal will travel further than UHF.

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Should I get UHF Digital Radios or UHF Analog Radios?

UHF Digital Radios are going to give you better audio quality, coverage and overall features. All the digital two-way radios we sell can have both digital channels and analog channels. Therefore, you can have dedicated analog channels on your digital UHF radios if you still need to communicate with other analog UHF radios.