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How-To-Radio: UHF vs VHF

The first step towards finding effective communication solutions for your workplace is making sure you're using the right radios.

Just like anything else, using the wrong tools for the job is only going to end up wasting your time and money. Understanding the difference between UHF and VHF radios is going to go a long way towards getting the radio that is right for your business.

Generally speaking, UHF radios are going to be your safest bet if you work indoors in industries such as hospitality, healthcare and security. They operate on frequencies from 400 to 512 Megahertz (MHz). Due to their waves being shorter, they are able to get around or penetrate areas with high levels of interference such as buildings and wooded areas. If you're planning to use your two way radios inside, or a combination of inside and outside, chances are you’ll want to go with UHF.

On the other hand, VHF radios will be more applicable for industries such as forestry, agriculture and anywhere where there will be large, open spaces. Operating on frequencies between 136 to 174 MHz, they have longer waves that are able to travel further distances than UHF.

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