Walkie Talkie Frequencies : What´s best for me?

Walkie Talkie frequencies are not very difficult to understand. However, when choosing a two-way radio, it is important to know that a UHF radio will probably be your best option. However, bear in mind that UHF radios are unable to communicate with VHF radios. So if you looking to purchase walkie-talkies to add to your existing fleet, be sure that they are of the same frequency.

UHF

(Ultra High Frequency) operate on frequencies from 400 to 512 Megahertz (MHz). Most users prefer UHF walkie talkies for their ability to penetrate areas of interference found in buildings. They are also appropriate urban or outdoor settings. Some more powerful UHF walkie-talkies will reach further into a building and push through and around steel, concrete. However, glass is a material which radio signals still have problems penetrating. Therefore, for general indoor and outdoor use, UHF is your best option.

VHF

The (Very High Frequency) band operate between 136-174 MHz.  VHF walkie-talkies  can cover greater distances with less power. This is because  VHF waves are longer. Optimal conditions to be using a VHF two-way radio is where there is a clear line of sight between the two users with minimal environmental disruptions, such as buildings or irregular terrain. VHF radios are preferred in aviation and marine communications so communication is possible across open spans of water or between the sky and the ground.  Other scenarios where VHF walkie-talkies would be used for is use on golf courses or outdoor events or for security purposes.

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