Many customers contact us regarding static on their two way radios.
To date, there is a lot of bad information out there about FCC licensing and two way radios, so we thought we would help clear the air. You may be wondering, “Do I need a FCC license for my two way radio?” The answer is almost always “yes”. Now, there are a few times when users are not required to have an FCC license, and purchasing a radio such as the Motorola DTR 650 is one of them, which operates on a FCC license free band of 900 MHz.
Many of our customers ask about UHF frequencies versus VHF frequencies and all wonder the same thing; which is better? The use of UHF or VHF really depends on the application. Typically, UHF bands are in the 438-512 MHz range, which means these frequencies are best for indoor use. UHF band is best for penetrating walls, windows and concrete. If you are indoors and plan on communicating with a user that is outside, then we also recommend UHF band.