Frequently Asked Questions

How does a two way radio work?

A two-way radio is a radio that can both transmit and receive a signal (a transceiver), unlike a broadcast receiver which only receives content. It is an audio (sound) transceiver designed for bidirectional person-to-person voice communication with other users with similar radios using the same radio frequency (channel)

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What is a Transceiver?

A device that can both transmit and receive communications, in particular a combined radio transmitter and receiver.

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What is vhf?

Very high frequency (VHF) is the ITU designation[1] for the range of radio frequencyelectromagnetic waves (radio waves) from 30 to 300 megahertz (MHz), with corresponding wavelengths of ten meters to one meter.

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What is uhf?

Ultra high frequency (UHF) is the ITU designation for radio frequencies in the range between 300 megahertz (MHz) and 3 gigahertz (GHz), also known as the decimetre band as the wavelengths range from one meter to one tenth of a meter (one decimeter).

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What is ITU?

The ITU, International Telecommunications Union uses an agreed set of codes or designations to easily and succinctly describe a format and modulation for a radio transmission.

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What is a repeater?

A radio repeater is a combination of a radio receiver and a radio transmitter that receives a signal and retransmits it, so that two-way radio signals can cover longer distances.

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