All You Need To Know About Business Radios

When people hear the word radio, they immediately think about radio stations. There are many radio stations in existence. They operate both on analogue channels and use either frequency and amplitude modulation (AM or FM). However, there are also many radio stations that currently use digital channels to broadcast. Whatever the case, radios do not apply to just radio stations, but also to radio communication devices like the one used by police officers and security guards for communication. Unlike radio devices, which only have a receiver, two way radios and business radios have both a receiver and a transmitter. This means that in addition to listening to what is said on the other end, these devices can also transmit audio signals from you to another recipient with a similar two-way radio.

Extra information about business radios 

How Business Radios Work

Business radios and most two-way radios, or walkie talkies for that matter, operate on frequencies that do not require the user to apply for a licence. There are basically two types of two-way radios. These are:

UHF Radios

UHF radios operate within the following frequency range - 400MHz to 500MHz. UHF is short for Ultra-High Frequency. Due to the high frequency, the waves are shorter. This means that radio waves within this frequency range are able to penetrate within buildings. This makes UHF radios perfect for use within buildings. That is why most business radios use UHF instead of VHF.

VHF Radios

VHF stands for very high frequency. VHF radios operate at frequencies ranging from 136MHz to 174MHz. Due to the low frequency of VHF radios, compared to UHF radios, waves are longer and can cover longer distances with less power. VHF radios work perfectly when there is a clear line of sight between the two communicating radios. They are perfect for open-ground communication, such as communication on golf courses, lawns, farms as well as on the water bodies as there are zero or few obstructions that can block signals. 

The Best Choice for Business Radios

If your business requires you to operate exclusively indoors, then your best option is a UHF two-way radio. There are many makes and models of UHF radios, so you need to consider your communication needs before making a decision. For starters, you should check the battery storage capacity, size, weight, display, frequency range, operating distance and any other feature that may come with the radio device. 

Why Business Radios are Great for Business


Business radios are cheap to operate. After all, no operating licence is required as the bandwidth used is within the no-licence band. Secondly, there is no daily, monthly or annual plans or subscriptions needed to enable communication as is usually the case with cell phones. This means that business owners can significantly cut their communication costs. 


Most modern business radios are small, compact and stylish. This means that they are more portable and can be carried just like any decent phone out there. 

Business owners need to compare the prices and features of all the available business radios out there to ensure they find the perfect model for their business needs.