What are the Differences Between UHF and VHF Two Way Radios?

What are the Differences Between UHF and VHF Two Way Radios?

One of the most common questions customers ask us is what are the differences between UHF and VHF two way radios. It is an important question because both have different advantages and which type of radio you need very much depends on your circumstance.

Apart from some minor cosmetic details, there is usually only a subtle physical distinction between UHF and VHF two way radios….normally the antennas are slightly different in length.

In general, UHF radios are more suitable for indoor use because their wavelength is shorter and better able to penetrate through steel and concrete. They are also ideal in built-up areas such as shopping centres or office blocks. VHF radio signals tend to degrade more than UHF signals indoors.

VHF radios are better suited for outdoor use where line of sight or open terrain is involved. They are ideal for agriculture or at a festival or in rolling countryside.

When choosing a UHF or VHF radio, think carefully about your specific needs and pick the solution that best suits your situation. All of the Icom two way radio range is available in both VHF and UHF.

If you have any questions about this information or are looking for a two-way radio system for your business, contact our sales team on 01227 741741 or sales@icomuk.co.uk.

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