If you’re new to two way radios, we know it can get confusing. The goal of this blog post is to make frequencies a little easier to understand. This blog post covers the differences between UHF and VHF frequencies, and how to know which is right for you.
What is UHF and VHF?
Good question. UHF and VHF are the two frequency bandwidths available for analog two way radios. They are not compatible with each other. In other words, UHF radios cannot work with VHF radios, and vice versa. UHF radios can only work with UHF radios. VHF radios can only work with VHF radios.
UHF: UHF stands for Ultra-High Frequencies. The typical frequency range is: 450MHz – 512MHz. 410MHz – 430MHz is also available for special order. UHF is the most popular frequency bandwidth for analog radios. UHF works best for strictly indoor use, or for mixed indoor and outdoor use. UHF frequencies penetrate walls, objects, and obstructions better than VHF frequencies.
VHF: VHF stands for Very-High Frequencies. The typical frequency range is: 134MHz – 174MHz. VHF works best for strictly outdoor use and line of sight. MURS frequencies are on the VHF bandwidth. MURS frequencies are license-free frequencies pre-programmed into MURS two way radios.
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