Long range two-way radios can communicate as far as 20 to 30 miles, although Florida Fleet Talk can offer up to 300 miles of communication for your business. Even long-range radios can fluctuate in how far they can actually communicate based on several environmental factors. On the other hand, Florida Fleet Talk offers reliable and seamless communication no matter what.
Higher frequency radios do not propagate as far as lower frequency radio waves. For instance, a 900 MHz radio will transmit twice as far (at least) in free space as a 2.4 GHz radio, assuming both radios are used at the same modulation and output power. Furthermore, the longer the wavelength is the more likely it will propagate through thickly constructed walls. A longer wavelength needs a larger area to transmit and receive. As a result, you’ll require a larger antenna.
When using a lower frequency, you can ensure a better range for a given output power and receiver sensitivity. Although, in some cases a higher frequency is required, for instance if you are using a smaller antenna, require more bandwidth, there is need for a worldwide frequency band, or because of line-of-sight considerations across long distances.
After selecting transceivers at the correct frequency along with the optimal transmit power and receiver sensitivity, you’ll need to match the transceivers to the correct antenna, possibly connecting the two using an RF cable.
Antennas are considered passive devices. They reduce the signal strength in some directions while increasing the signal strength in others.
Directional antennas provide the greatest gain, while helping to limit the level of interference the antenna receives. It does so by producing a signal loss from any direction in which the antenna does not point. If a known interreference exists, you can use the antenna to your advantage by pointing the antenna in that direction to alleviate interference. In many cases, a cable is necessary to connect the transceiver to the antenna in order to provide the best transmission.
Antenna height is important as well, the higher you place the antenna the greater the maximum RF range you’ll receive. This can help you get across hurdles in the environment such as trees, tall buildings, mountains, cars, and even people. In addition, it’ll help you secure the actual RF line-of-sight by ensuring around 60% clearance in the Fresnel zone. It’s important to account for the Earth’s curvature as well.
The Longest Two-Way Radio Network – Florida Fleet Talk
Even the longest range offered by two-way radios can’t compete with Florida Fleet Talk, our all-digital network that’ll connect your team from the Florida Keys to Jacksonville. This advanced radio technology offers zero static and superb sound quality, plus it’s easy to use while offering up to 300 miles of range.
Benefits of Florida Fleet Talk
- Long range communication without the distractions of a cell phone
- Clear and uninterrupted communication
- Safe and legal communication no matter the job or location
- Communicate with one person or an entire team of people
- Works with Motorola and Kenwood radios, which are resistant to dust, water and impact damage, making them great for all job sites.
- High-tech radios offer a wide range of useful features including GPS
- It’s only $25 per month/per radio – this is far more affordable than cell phones.
- You have the option to rent or buy radios and accessories