Licensed Radios (Long Range)
If you're looking for radios with more outdoor range, then licensing your own local frequency to use and purchasing relevant long-range licensed radio is the next logical step up from the licence-free (PMR) style radios. Licensing is easily obtainable by applying to Ofcom using the form (here). Two types of licensed radios are available: UHF and VHF - UHF are better suited for urban and wooded environments, whilst VHF is more suited for open areas to maximise range. This means that our radios can be used in a range of different applications including on construction sites, in dockyards, security work, event organisation, and even gamekeeping.
Here at PMC we work with some of the industry's best brands to provide you with great quality long-range licensed radios at the right price. Working closely with brands including Motorola, Opus, Mitex, and Entel, you can be assured that our products are only manufactured to the highest standards, and as such we are able to provide you with great quality products at a great price.
For quick reference:
- UHF = Ultra high frequency (For great signal where walls/doors/floors can cause issues with other types of radio)
- VHF = Very High Frequency (For great signal across long distances, also great for underwater communication)
Licenced Long-Range Radios
Two-way radios have come a long way over the last couple of decades. Although they have the same kind of design and functionality they always have had in the past, the quality and additional features have evolved and improved with the passing of time and advancements made with the technology used. Unlicenced walkie walkies and different forms of two-way radio are the more commonly available option, just because of the ease and convenience they offer.
You don’t need to sign up for a licence – you can just set them up and start using them as soon as you purchase them.
However, if you are looking to benefit from a greater outdoor range, then it may be time to seriously consider investing in long-range/licenced two-way radios. With more than 30 years in the industry, we have the experience, knowledge and have gained an enviable reputation for our commitment to providing the best quality products for the most reasonable prices.
Therefore, if you are looking for licenced long-range two-way radios for an exceptional price, take a look at the above selection of products.
Difference Between Licenced and Unlicenced Radios
The difference between standard unlicenced, use out of the box, two-way radios are that they do not require a licence to use them. That is because they come with a set frequency band you can use. The downside is that lots of people use this same frequency band and it does not offer the same outdoor range. So, if you need to spread out from the users on the other end of the radio signal, short-range radios may not provide suitable coverage. Whereas with licenced radios, you need to apply to Ofcom, for your own frequency. This means you can be sure that only you and other users related to you will be using the same frequency band and these radios tend to be more powerful and offer greater coverage outdoors.
Two Types of Licenced Long Range Two-Way Radio
There are two types of licenced long-range two-way radios that we stock here at PMC Telecom – Ultra High Frequency and Very High Frequency (or UHF and VHF for short). Each of these is better suited to specific uses and locations.
For your reference
- VHF Radios – Use Very High Frequencies that are best for communicating across greater distances, in outdoor settings where there are open areas to get the best out of the maximum range, and as some come with waterproofing qualities, underwater uses.
- UHF Radios – Use Ultra High Frequencies that are best for places where there may be floors, doors and walls that normally cause interference and reception issues with other two-way radios and communication devices.
PMC Telecom Commitment to Quality Products and Service
Providing quality products and service has been driving factors for our business since our inception in 1991. That is why we believe, we have managed to maintain our position as one of the UK’s leading retailers and suppliers of all kinds of telecommunications products, accessories, and complete solutions for a variety of different customers.
We are very proud that over the years we have become the go-to company for customers and continually make efforts to only pick the best quality products when sourcing new items to stock.
Best Manufacturers and Brands in the Industry
In line with the above, when choosing the items we stock, in this case, long-range licenced radios, we were careful to go with brands that are trusted. We know that familiar brand names and manufacturers instil a sense of confidence in a product. That is why you will find licenced two-way radios from leading manufacturers like Samcom, Puma, Opus, Motorola, Kenwood, ICOM and Mitex among others in our online store.
Products for All Budgets
Another aspect of PMC Telecom and how we do things that have helped to set us apart from many of our competitors is the fact that we cater to both residential and recreational customers and business customers. When it comes to sourcing and buying stock to sell, we are mindful of the fact that different customers have different budgets.
Within the licenced radios category alone, you will notice that we have products available at different price points from £71.66 all the way up to £917.80. So, even if you have a very limited budget, but still want to benefit from the many advantages that come from using a long-range licenced radio, you can.
Can’t Decide? Ask For Advice
Knowing what our customers want and need is part of our success. Even when they don’t know themselves. That is why, if you are struggling and finding it all a little confusing, even with the helpful information on this and other pages on this site, we are here to help.
Contact us with any questions, queries or if you need recommendations and one of our incredibly knowledgeable and friendly team will be able to help.
Contacting us is easy and can be done by going to the page marked Contacting PMC Telecom and using the online contact form, calling us on 0161 737 9898 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.