UHF or VHF : Which Is Right For You?

UHF or VHF : Which Is Right For You?

December 29, 2019

UHF or VHF : Which Is Right For You?

Customers that are new to business radios are confronted a several confusing options, one of which is the type of frequency to choose: UHF or VHF. These abbreviations make no sense to most people and without some research it is easy to choose a radio that is not right for your situation.



The quick answer is: If you use your radio inside the buildings, or there are many obstructions around you, then the UHF radio is best. These radios work well for business such as hotel, restaurant, schools, office building and etc.

VHF band radios work well when used outside on open land or rolling hills with few trees. If you use the radios for a business like farms and ranches, golf courses

UHF is the better all around signal and is by far the most popular, so if you are in doubt, choose UHF.

UHF signals don’t travel quite as far outdoors as VHF signals, but they do a better job of penetrating wood, steel, and concrete, giving you better range and performance in urban environments and around buildings. VHF signals travel farther, absent obstructions, and tend to “hug” the earth better, providing better performance outdoors or in hilly terrain.

In addition,if you don’t have a licence in US,please use UHF 2 way radio.It is legal in US.



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