A: No. VHF radios operate in the VHF 136-174 MHz range and UHF radios operate in the UHF 400-470
MHz range. Since radios need to operate on the same frequency in order to talk to each other, it is
impossible to match their frequencies. FRS radios are the same.
A: No. As the FRS frequency bands are from 462.5625MHz - 462.7250MHz they are not capable of
speaking with either.
A: VHF Radios are used mainly in outdoor applications which have few obstructions and can be used
in line of sight (Boats on water, Oil fields or Motorcyclists for example) and under these
circumstances the radio frequencies will travel further. UHF Radios are used when working in and
around buildings or are faced with other obstructions as the frequencies penetrate walls, steel
structures and the "other" obstructions better.
A: Yes, just let me know the frequency of your old radios; please contact us so we can match the
frequencies for you.
A: Depending on: work cycle, battery chemistry, and charging cycles one should expect 1 to 2 yrs.
Like a cellular phone, Talk time also varies but you can expect up to 8 hrs per day.
A: Yes and no. A radio can work for 30 miles if nothing is in the way of transmission (like on the water
or in space). There always seem to be obstructions and never line of sight for this type of distance.
These type of claims are typically noted for 1/2 watt FRS radios. FRS radios are not recommended
for business applications demanding every day all day usage.
A: The battery. If the battery volume is low, radio features are not dependable. Make sure the battery is
fully charged and holding its cells before proceeding to other steps.
A: Our professional UHF and VHF radios weigh 180-260g and have excellent clips making attachment
a breeze. Our radios have Lithium ion batteries which help reduce the weight of the radio and offer
longer talk time. As light as our Two Way radios are the durability is not compromised.
A: FCC regulations require all radios operating on business band frequencies 1 watt or more to require
a license (LUITON professional two way radios operate at 4-5 Watts). Instructions for obtaining a
license are included with each package. It is up to the user to obtain the license. A license is NOT
required to purchase a radio and can be done easily after receipt of delivery. FRS or Family radios
operating at 1/2 watt or less do not require a license.
A: Programming cables can be connected to your PC and two way radio and the software is free,
contact us for more information
A: (CTCSS/DCS) Private Line or Digital Private Line. These codes let the users receive only the calls
accompanied by the radio's code and to place calls only to those that accept the code. PL or DPL
codes help eliminate disruptive conversations of others who may be sharing radio frequencies.
If LUITON radio is to program to your specific frequencies it is essential that we have your DPL or
PL codes otherwise your radios will not communicate with one another.
A: With consumer model radios (FRS Family), anyone can tune into your radio band and be able to
hear your conversation. Professional radios offer encryption function and we can also program your
radios for privacy (an easy to obtain FCC license will be needed for this feature).
A: The FCC says that all commercial radios must be narrowband (12.5 kHz channel spacing) by
January 1, 2013. LUITON Two Way radios are already narrow band compliant.
A: No, only your radios that do not have narrowband capability and if they do they will have to be
reprogrammed to narrowband during this time frame.
A: Yes. They will have to be modified.
A: Two way radio Coverage is dependent on power, antenna height and terrain. On-site portable radios
will typically cover from 1-5 miles in radius (4-5 Watt UHF/VHF radios), while wide-area radios
can offer coverage up to a 30-mile radius with a repeater. One should expect about 1 mile with a FRS
or Family Style radio.
A: Cost and group contact capabilities. Two-way radios are easy to use with a push-to-talk feature
which enables the user to communicate instantly with anyone or an entire user group on the network.
Two-way radios are designed to be utilized in extreme conditions and offer rugged features. There are
no monthly fees or per minute airtime costs regardless of your talk time usage amount.
A: Stubby antennas are used to help increase radio frequency waves through walls and other structures
typically indoors (i.e. Dental Offices, Night Clubs, Medical offices etc) but you should expect ~25%
less distance in overall radio wave transmission. If your communications requirement is for usage
indoors this should not be a concern.
A: Best not to do so and best to turn off the radio in the charger as the battery will eventually discharge
due to the radio using more out than the charger is putting in.
A: LUITON two way radios come ~30% charged (one should fully charge your radios before 1st usage)
and will work out of the box so associates just have to turn on the units and begin using them.
A: All of our business Radios come with a one year warranty from the date you purchased the radios.
Please contact us for warranty issues so we can service you.
A: Yes, let us know and we can have this programmed into your radio for your specific repeater.
A: Privacy codes is a feature that expands the number of channels you can use by adding 38 CTCSS
(Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System) codes. The term "privacy code," however, is a somewhat
misleading because choosing a given code does not block or scramble that channel or in any way
prevent others from listening in to your two way radio communications.
A: GMRS radio use requires the purchase of an FCC operator’s license and GMRS radios generally
achieve a slightly longer range than FRS radios.
A: Channels are used to segregate work teams within a jobsite. Each work group can have their own
channel to minimize disruptions in other departments. For example, when the Security Department
speaks on channel one the front office will not hear radio traffic if they are on channel two. Most
organizations have a common channel so that all users can hear the radio traffic in case of
emergencies. LUITON two way radios have a convenient feature of channel enunciation which
enables the user to turn the channel knob and hear out loud which channel they are on without having
to look down at the radio.
A: Due to different battery chemistries, sizes, capacity and radio build form factors battery chargers
are not compatible.