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UHF Radios

UHF (403-470MHZ)

UHF (ultra-high frequency) signals operate between  403-470MHZ, these high frequencies make UHF radios popular with indoor, inner-city, and building use as it allows the penetration of walls and high structures with multiple floors.

UHF radios usually come with a short stubby antenna so they can fit comfortably on the belt or chest of the user and provide a more compact form factor.

  • A popular choice for buildings, city and indoor use
  • Penetrates concrete and walls easily 
  • Compact antenna options
  • Most common frequency used

VHF (136-174MHZ)

VHF (very-high frequency) signals operate between  136-174MHZ, having a long wavelength enables VHF radios to range in greater distances than UHF, however VHF frequencies cannot penetrate walls and concrete as easily so are mainly used in outdoor environments such as marine, aviation and flat land over a wide area. 

VHF radios come as a two-way handheld radio but also as mobile desk radios pictured, which is a popular choice for marine vessels and in aircraft cabins. 

  • A popular choice for ourdoor use (at sea and air)
  • Can reach long distances over flat land
  • Mobile and external mast antenna options 
  • Most common  with marine and aviation 

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