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Confused and need help selecting the right radios for you or your business?

You are at the right place!

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Picking the correct portable radio can be difficult for anyone! One portable works better than another in any particular application/environment.

Generally there are 3 types of portable radio systems:

VHF 150-174 Mhz

UHF 450-512 Mhz.

Each frequency band has their own benefits and drawbacks. 

VHF provides shorter range communications, typically 1-2 miles outdoors without major obstructions.
VHF is not bothered by skip, but the proliferation of low cost portable radios has caused some channels to be extremely congested in some major market areas.
In-building penetration is still poor, but much better than it's earlier cousin on Low-band. 
VHF is best suited for outdoor communications, or small, open warehouse type buildings/yards. 
VHF will easily cover a 100,000 square foot building/yard combination.  A private line option set in the radio, while not mandatory, can filter out other users on the channels. 
The Jobcom JMX141 makes an excellent/low-cost 1.5 watt starter radio without private line, and the 2 watt JMX146/446 is a jump-up with private line built in, and the 4 watt J series makes a great radio for demanding environments.

UHF provides many benefits over low-band or vhf, in that it has excellent in-building penetration, has good range (typically 1-2 miles on a 4 watt portable) , and is less congested in major market areas.
Range is slightly less than VHF, but clarity is improved with less dropouts and static. In addition, on-site repeaters can be set up to cover larger areas, such as multiple buildings or large sites if necessary.
For economical starter radios, look at the 2 watt JMX446D. The J series also offers excellent values for a full 5 watt radio that will grow with your business.
The disadvantage on UHF is that it requires an FCC license which can cost approximately $600 to get setup with frequency coordination.

GMRS is a class of license used for personal communications only and not for business. Full 4 watt radios can be utilized, and the best pick BY FAR is the J series.
Licensing is required through the FCC, but it can all be done online easily! 

MURS is a License Free radio service which operates in the VHF radio band on up to 5 frequencies, the advantages of this is that you are allowed to run up to 2 watts so your range is much better than regular FRS radios!
The Ritron JMX146D radio is an excellent choice that will last you many years! Can be used by businesses or individuals!

Still Confused? Call us and we'll be happy to find the right radio for your needs today!

 

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