Out hiking in the backcountry? Managing a lodge in the wilderness? Out of cell phone range? One of the best ways to keep in constant contact with friends or employees is a two-way radio system. Two-way radios work best in rural settings where there isn’t a lot of interference. They have an incredible range; with just the sets are good upe push of a button, you can communicate with someone who is miles away. If you’re shopping for two-way radios, you’ve come to the right place. On our site, we’ll introduce you to two-way radio basics and help you to compare popular brands and top-selling models. We’ll also be giving you tips in our blog for using your purchase!
Business radios using VHF frequencies are well suited for outdoor use, particularly in fairly open areas. Their signals tend to travel farther over land and stay closer to the ground, making them ideal for outdoor operation in open or hilly areas. VHF signals do not penetrate obstructions very well, making them less suited for indoor use or use around structures.
Two way radios in this category are our most popular VHF products for businesses. The radios listed here have two watts of power, which is typically sufficient to provide coverage for a maximum of 5 miles outdoors (1.5 to 2.5 miles typical in urban conditions). These radios are built to meet military specifications, which means they are extremely durable - capable of providing years of daily use.
High powered VHF radios typically have a transmit power of 4 or 5 watts, and deliver a maximum range of around 6 miles (typically 2-3 miles in urban conditions). These radios are recommended for businesses that have trouble with "dead spots" when using typical one or two watt radios, or those that need a just need little extra range. Many radios in this class are repeater capable, meaning they can be programmed to work with a repeater if one is currently in use or is added in the future.
The radios on the page all support custom frequencies. If you have a specific frequency that you need supported, be sure to let us know to program the radio when you place your order. You can call us with this request, or just type it into the "comments" field when you place an online order.