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Which is Better? UHF, VHF, MotoTalk Digital or Digital

UHF, VHF, MotoTalk Digital or Digital Two Way Radios.  Which should you choose?

Twowayradiocenter.com sells a wide variety of two way radios to meet the needs of our diverse customer base.  This article discusses some common reasons why a customer would choose between UHF, VHF, MotoTalk Digital, or Digital two way radios.  The best two radio for you often isn't the most expensive two way radio we sell.  To determine which walkie talkie is best for your industry read on below our check out our Industry Suggestions Page for more specific suggestions.  

Benefits of VHF Two Way Radios

VHF Two Way Radios are best used outdoors because they offer outstanding clarity in wide open spaces.  Marine Radios used by the Coast Guard are a great example of a VHF two way radio user.  Surveyors, Landscape Crews, Golf Courses, and others trying to cover distance outdoors benefit from VHF walkie talkies.  VHF Two Way Radios do not go through concrete and steel well so we do not recommend them for indoor use.  MURS Frequencies are all VHF and are not recommended for Customers needing to use their two way radios both indoors and out.  

Benefits of UHF Two Way Radios

UHF Two Way Radios do an excellent job of penetrating obstructions like concrete and steel and are the most popular two way radios sold today.  If you are trying to use walkie talkies indoors or a combination of both indoors and outside, UHF two way radios will work great.  UHF two way radios, unless marked FRS, require an FCC License.  

Benefits of MotoTalk Digital Two Way Radios

MotoTalk Digital Two Way Radios include the Motorola DTR410, DTR550, DTR650, DLR1020, and DLR1060 Series Digital Two Way Radios.  These walkie talkies offer outstanding range for small and medium sized businesses located in one building.  Benefits of MotoTalk Digital include no FCC License requirements and the ability to have private conversations with just one other user.  We do not recommend this two way radio for businesses with multiple buildings on a campus or more than 5 floors.  

Benefits of Digital UHF and VHF Two Way Radios

Kenwood and Vertex Standard both offer UHF and VHF Digital Two Way Radios.  There are several advantages of Digital Two Way Radios including extended range and superior audio quality.  Think about the clarity of a digital tv versus your old analog tube tv.  With digital two way radios, background noise and static are eliminated.  You'll also have clearer audio for a greater distance.  With digital two way radios, audio transmits more clearly for a greater distance.  Analog may transmit further, but the audio will be distorted.

There are competing Digital Technologies available in the marketplace today.  Vertex Standard Digital Two Way Radios use TDMA Digital Technology.  Kenwood uses FDMA Digital Technology.  While FDMA Digital Technology is superior, there are more TDMA Digital two way radios in use today.  If you're old enough to remember the difference between Beta and VCR players, the differences between FDMA and TDMA aren't significant and Users will be happy whichever way they choose to go.