Buying or hiring a two-way radio system may come across as quite a complex process for your business. Whether your team require a more durable product or if you’re looking for a simple radio to connect within a small work location it’s always best to understand the basics.

We always ask customers if they have existing radios and if so, do they require the new radios to work with the existing radios. If yes, then the first approach would be to source products within the same frequency band, this being either VHF or UHF.

If, however you are purchasing a new system for your organisation for the first time, understanding the different between VHF and UHF radios will help you source the best product for your industry environment.

VHF two-way radios allow for better coverage in an open environment and with line of site communication. (Outdoors, open fields)

UHF two-way radios can penetrate through walls and other obstacles and is the more popular frequency option. (Urban cities)

Once you understand the difference between these frequency bands is vital for your decision process, you’ll then next want to learn how to optimize this coverage.

Whether you have chosen VHF or UHF, the power output will then need to be increased. If you need more coverage, repeaters can be centrally located within your communication zone in order to increase the level of coverage.

It is highly recommended that you speak to a specialist in two-way radios first in order to make sure that your product is not only compatible, but that it will work in your work environment as the best option for your application.

CTS Radios offers technical support with each hire or purchase of any two-way radios.

Call us on 0207 252 1849

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