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Understanding the differences between UHF and VHF two-way radios can help ensure that your team has the right equipment to get the job done.

The industry you operate in, factored in with the location of your jobsite, and the frequency range you use will affect which radios are best suited for your workforce.

Our team will help you understand VHF and UHF two-way radios. We offer custom systems of the best two-way radios for any budget. You will find the right Motorola solution for you at All Points Wireless.


UHF two-way radios operate from 403 to 430 MHz, 450 to 470MHz, and 450 to 527 MHz. The trade-off for ultra-high frequency for distance is in building penetration or densely wooded areas. Ultra High Frequencies are most commonly suitable for industries such as:

UHF radio communications are commonly equipped with shorter antennas. This makes it easier to store radios on belts or under jackets. Fitting the same radio with a longer antenna can boost range for building structures that have heavy concrete or denser building materials.


VHF (AM: Amplitude Modulation) This band is most commonly referred to as the “Victor or VHF” band. The frequency range is from 118 MHz to 136 MHz. These frequencies are normally used for outdoor operation and in rural areas. Offering a maximum range of 35 miles in an open field. Typical industries that use these frequencies include:

  • Farming and agriculture
  • Road and bridge construction
  • Volunteer Public Safety
  • Paging Systems
  • Long-haul trucking services
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Choosing the correct two-way radio frequency is essential to clear communication on your jobsite. Knowing your environment will help determine which two-way radios your workforce needs for unceasing and smooth operation.

Our team can help you decide which two-way radios are best for your business. Here are three questions to ask yourself first:

  1. What is Your Existing Radio System Frequency?

In order for your two-way radios to operate effectively, you must stay within the same frequency band. If you are currently using UHF two-way radios and want to add more to your fleet, purchasing new UHF two-way radios is essential. Our UHF two-way dealers can help you determine what two-way radios will operate on your dedicated frequency.

  1. Is Your Radio System Analog or Digital?

Although newer systems are digital, it is important to confirm what radio system your current fleet operates on. Even different digital brands can be incompatible with each other. Taking stock of your current equipment will help determine which Motorola UHF or VHF two-way radios are right for your business.

  1. Where Will You Be Using Your Two-Way Radios?

Lower frequency means longer wavelength. VHF radios are suited for long distances in and outdoor use. UHF radios operate at a higher frequency. This makes them ideal for wireless communications that need to penetrate through buildings, walls, or concrete. UHF radios are suited for indoor communication solutions, where obstacles are easily penetrable.


With advances in wireless technology, the ability to deliver messages quickly and effectively is better than ever. Your team can communicate within the same location or even across multiple worksites.

Advanced noise-canceling technology and digital voice enhancements are a few features that help messages come across crystal clear. Other features include:

  • Extended battery life for long shifts
  • Easy-to-use interfaces GPS tracking for fleet management
  • Multiple channels for business communications within various departments
  • SOS and panic buttons when emergencies occur

The right communication system helps keep your team informed about the latest information, alerts, or security threats. With Motorola UHF and VHF two-way radios, your workforce can stay productive, efficient, and always have the connection you need to get the job done.

Our All Points Wireless radio dealer team is ready to help you find the right equipment that your workers demand. Your team will be able to easily connect no matter what industry you  are in, where your job site is located, or what frequencies you normally operate on.

Our Shop has two-way radios, accessories, and coverage options to meet all your business needs. Have a short-term project or event coming up? Ask about our Radio Rental Service.

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