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VHF Radio Service

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dmjr77, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    I am looking at the possiblilty of getting a VHF radio frequency setup. I am at the point in my business that I think I can justify making the investment. Is something like that on a monthly basis or yearly basis? I was just wondering so I have an idea what to look for. Thank You
  2. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette Member
    Messages: 63

    I didn't know vhf was still used. I use Verizon wireless. with the "IN" plan. Talk to anyone on Verizon free. I just pay $20 per month per phone to share the minutes on my main plan.
  3. Caneplow

    Caneplow Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    You could also use Nextel phones with the direct connect; that will also allow you to setup groups to talk to as well. Might be a much cheaper option

    ADLAWNCUTTERS Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    it depends on how many trucks you are running.we run uhf two ways , we used them for over 20 years before cell phones. that was then ,lets face it we all have cell phones now.if you are only running a few trucks then use cell phones with the two way feature.even better see if you can get a few plow guys in your area to use the same brand.just a thought.
  5. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    cell phones are great but dont always work in some locations or during bad storms so we use both. Iam a little busy while iam plowing so my drivers use motorola ht1000 with hands free vox and shovelers use the smaller i-con radios plus they all have 6 channel and the weather radio freq. .I do carry 2 cells one pluged in the laptop one to recive calls. just my 2 cents worth .. :waving:
  6. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    I still use VHF myself some and cellular is not full proof and radio is a nice backup too and use phone mostly for more personal traffic plus i can be on the phone and still take traffic at same time in background. My current range from base is about 20 to 25 miles and that covers 95% of my needs. If you buy service on a repeater you can have even greater range.