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Australian Business Communication Decisions: UHF vs. VHF Radio Equipment

In the world of two way radios, there are two distinct categories which are differentiated by their frequencies and these are; the VHF and UHF category. A majority of businesses regardless of their business niches rely on the use of this equipment in passing important information during a work process. The use of communication radios spans professional field in Australia such as; engineering, construction, private/public security, the medical field and many others.

If you are a professional in any of the listed fields, there would be no-doubting your expertise in that chosen field but when it comes to communication equipment, its use and specification, you would have to agree with us about your limited knowledge on them.  So why don’t you sit back, relax and let the professionals handle you and your organizations communication needs.

UHF vs. VHF Two way Radios

The UHF Two Way Radio—which stands for Ultra High Frequency radios have a higher frequency than its counterpart. The major advantages and disadvantages of this equipment are:

  • Provides users with a higher frequency which helps the users communicate at much farther distances than a VHF two way radio.
  • They generally spot short antennas, which makes them look more sizable and compatible for use in different business types and locations.
  • UHF waves have the ability to penetrate through natural obstructions like trees and man-made ones like building structures.
  • Their extensive range of communication affects battery power negatively.
  • The wide spectrum of UHF waves helps eliminate the possibility of frequency intersections amongst users

The VHF Two Way Radio—the term VHF stands for Very High Frequency and it is credited as the first version of two-way communication equipment built into the radio industry. The major advantages and disadvantages of this equipment include:

  • They are usually cheaper than their more advanced counterpart
  • It is equipped with a longer lasting battery and its limited frequency range makes it power conservative.
  • They are fitted with larger antennas when compared to UHF radios
  • They are more susceptible to interference from other users in the vicinity
  • VHF radios are affected by barriers and obstruction which degrade their communication ability.

Making a Choice for Your Australian Business

When choosing a two way radio, weigh the pros and cons of both equipment against the communication distance, the level/number of obstructions on a site or surrounding and the availability of a power source for providing the batteries with the power it needs to function. For more information about hiring or purchasing two way radios, why not contact our customer lines for the professional help you require.

Uses Of Two Way Radios In Different Professional Fields

In today’s modern world of instant communication, the use of portable two way radios also has its part to play in creating a clear communication channel in a variety of professional fields as well as in diverse business cycles and places of business. This portable and reliable equipment can be used in a variety of settings which include; domestic use, in sporting arenas and for commercial purposes. So I implore you to read along in other to learn more about the usage of two way radios—which could either be UHF or VHF enabled—and how they could be beneficial for your business or domestic needs.

The 5 Major uses of Hand Held Two Way Radios

In Domestic Settings: for those who have little kids in need of constant supervision or elderly loved ones in need of living assistance in their homes, the two way Very High Frequency (VHF) radio is an equipment that would simplify the task of monitoring loved ones. You can install this equipment yourself or seek the assistance of a professional service provider. Portable radios which are VHF enabled are the perfect choice for domestic use, due to their relative cheapness when compared to portable UHF two way radios.

In sporting Events: all of us have definitely witnessed umpires, referees or sport officials communicating amongst themselves with a walking talkie kind of device but what most of us fail to realize is that those devices are actually mobile or hand held radios. This equipment helps sport judges come to a quick decision without having to hurdle together for a quick deliberation. Two way radios can be used both in professional sporting events and in recreational sporting events therefore, if the need to communicate between umpires in your kids little league games ever crops up, do not hesitate to seize to employ the use of a two way radio.

In Construction/Landscaping Sites: the preferable means of communication by construction workers and engineers in building sites are the two way UHF radios which allow individuals to communicate at great distances. Seldom do you pass by a major construction site without seeing these equipment been used by technicians, constructors, architects and everyone involved with the building process. Therefore it is safe to say that a construction site is incomplete without the use of a portable two way radio.

In Security Outfits: mobile and hand held radios are also extensively used in the security industry by both private security companies and government organizations regardless of location. These radios help security officials quickly communicate with one another without the fear of losing connectivity. They are used in reporting crimes, coordinating action plans and for carrying out successful crowd control strategies in large gatherings such as concerts and sport festivals.

Hand held two way radios with enabled GPS tracking for vehicles features are also used by security officials when transferring valuable items or serving as escorts for public personalities.

In the Medical Field: two way radios are also used in hospitals amongst doctors and between a doctor and his or her patient when the need for distant communication and patient monitoring arises. The different frequencies available for use, also makes it a successful communication device between paramedics and hospital staff they are attached too.

Two way radios come at affordable prices and can be purchased at AMR Australia and from our stores. They are also easily installed and can be used by anyone who has the user manual to guide him/her with. For those in need of temporary two way radios for monitoring loved ones or a sporting event, then the services of a two way radio hire provider should be considered.