Top 10 Best Radios Vhfs
for December 2021

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Motorola RMV2080 On-Site 8 Channel VHF Rugged Two-Way Business Radio with NOAA (Black)

Motorola Solutions Motorola RMV2080 On-Site 8 Channel VHF Rugged Two-Way Business Radio with NOAA (Black)

by Motorola
What We like

Powerful 1500 mW speaker ensures clear communication without distracting feedback in noisy conditions.

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Product Features

  • Meets military specifications for sealing against dust, wind, shock, vibration and other adverse conditions.
  • (NWR) Channel 8 is pre-assigned to receive official National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Operates on 27 VHF business exclusive frequencies and features 219 PL/DPL codes, including 6 customizable codes to help ensure a clear signal.
  • Leave your radio on your belt and know exactly what channel you are communicating on.

Leave your radio on your belt and know exactly what channel you are communicating on. Meets military specifications for sealing against dust, wind, shock, vibration and other adverse conditions. Operates on 27 vhf business exclusive frequencies and features 219 pl/dpl codes, including 6 customizable codes to help ensure a clear signal. (nwr) channel 8 is pre-assigned to receive official national weather service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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AnyTone AT-778UV Dual Band Transceiver Mobile Radio VHF/Uhf Two Way Amateur Radio

AnyTone AT-778UV Dual Band Transceiver Mobile Radio VHF/Uhf Two Way Amateur Radio

by QIXIANG
What We like

Features ctcss, DCS, 200channels & more! Narrow band Compliant, lighted keypad mic, built-in speakers in both radio & mic, built-in cooling fan, DC power cable with fuse holder & more!

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Product Features

  • 25W/15W/5W dual band VHF/UHF mobile radio transceiver with DTMF and 5Tone function! Color LCD. 180 degree rotatable TFT LCD display.
  • Frequency range: VHF: 136-174mhz UHF: 400-480mhz. Please download the programming software from support in AnyTone website.You can find the AnyTone website address in the user's manual.
  • Single call, group call, selective call and emergency call are all available.

Frequency range: vhf: 136-174mhz uhf: 400-480mhz. please download the programming software from support in anytone website.you can find the anytone website address in the user's manual. Single call, group call, selective call and emergency call are all available. 25w/15w/5w dual band vhf/uhf mobile radio transceiver with dtmf and 5tone function! color lcd. 180 degree rotatable tft lcd display.

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Uniden UM385 25 Watt Fixed Mount Marine Vhf Radio, Waterproof IPX4 with Triple Watch, Dsc, Emergency/Noaa Weather Alert, All Usa/International/Canadian Marine Channels, Memory Channel Scan, White

Uniden UM385 25 Watt Fixed Mount Marine Vhf Radio

Waterproof IPX4 with Triple Watch, Dsc, Emergency/Noaa Weather Alert, All Usa/International/Canadian Marine Channels, Memory Channel Scan, White

by Uniden
What We like

The UM385 rugged handheld mic allows you to transmit easily from the wheel while keeping your focus on the waters ahead.

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Product Features

  • Uniden's Marine Radios protect you from what lies ahead, as well as getting you out of dicey waters, by informing you the moment a storm starts brewing and transmitting your location should you need help.
  • Waterproof Radio Complies with IPX4 waterproof standards, which means the radio is resistant to damage from rain or splashing water.
  • With triple watch features, DSC capabilities, a range of international marine channels and S. A. M. E Weather Alertthe UM385 brings everything youll need on the water into one compact design.
  • DSC (Digital Selective Calling) - Includes Distress Button, Position Send and Request. Gives you the ability to press one button to call for help during an emergency. Full Class D DSC capability. High performance transceiver ensures clear communication and

Waterproof radio complies with ipx4 waterproof standards, which means the radio is resistant to damage from rain or splashing water. With triple watch features, dsc capabilities, a range of international marine channels and s. a. m. e weather alertthe um385 brings everything youll need on the water into one compact design. Uniden's marine radios protect you from what lies ahead, as well as getting you out of dicey waters, by informing you the moment a storm starts brewing and transmitting your location should you need help. Dsc (digital selective calling) - includes distress button, position send and request. gives you the ability to press one button to call for help during an emergency. full class d dsc capability. high performance transceiver ensures clear communication and

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BTECH Mini UV-25X2 25 Watt Dual Band Base, Mobile Radio: VHF, UHF Amateur (Ham)

BTECH Mini UV-25X2 25 Watt Dual Band Base

Mobile Radio: VHF, UHF Amateur (Ham)

by BTECH
What We like

Recommended Accessories: Pair UV-25X2 with the Nagoya UT-72 Magnetic Mount Antenna for easy installation. The PC04 FTDI Cable is recommended for easy computer programming

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Product Features

  • Quad Watch Receiver: The UV-25X2 operates as multiple radios in one, with either 144 MHz or 430 MHz as the "Main" TX/RX band, while simultaneously watching up to 3 other frequencies or channels; and, if you like, you can configure your UV-25X2 for simultaneous VHF-VHF or UHF-UHF operation, too!
  • High / Low Power Settings (25W/10W); Frequency Range: VHF: 144-148 MHz(Rx/Tx). UHF: 420-450 MHz(Rx/Tx); Broad (Wide) / Narrowband (Narrow) Selectable
  • What Makes the UV-25X2 Unique: Dual Synchronize Display Mode, Mic Audio Gain Settings, In depth user's guide, Auto Power Off Function, Channel Mode Editing Settings, Auto Scan, Scanning Resume, and Variable Frequency Scanning, Quad Watch Delay Time, Randomization Privacy Mode, Builds upon previous generation UV-2501
  • Kit Includes: BTECH UV-25X2, Speaker Mic, 6 foot DC Cable with Cigarette Plug Connector, Radio & Mic Brackets, Mounting Hardware, and User Guide

What makes the uv-25x2 unique: dual synchronize display mode, mic audio gain settings, in depth user's guide, auto power off function, channel mode editing settings, auto scan, scanning resume, and variable frequency scanning, quad watch delay time, randomization privacy mode, builds upon previous generation uv-2501 Kit includes: BTECH uv-25x2, speaker mic, 6 foot dc cable with cigarette plug connector, radio & mic brackets, mounting hardware, and user guide Quad watch receiver: the uv-25x2 operates as multiple radios in one, with either 144 mhz or 430 mhz as the "main" tx/rx band, while simultaneously watching up to 3 other frequencies or channels; and, if you like, you can configure your uv-25x2 for simultaneous vhf-vhf or uhf-uhf operation, too! High / low power settings (25w/10w); frequency range: vhf: 144-148 mhz(rx/tx). uhf: 420-450 mhz(rx/tx); broad (wide) / narrowband (narrow) selectable

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Retevis RT5 Dual Band Two Way Radio VHF UHF High Power Long Range Police Ham Car Travel Handheld Radio Scan VOX 2 Way Radio with Earpiece(2 Pack)

Retevis RT5 Dual Band Two Way Radio VHF UHF High Power Long Range Police Ham Car Travel Handheld Radio Scan VOX 2 Way Radio with Earpiece(2 Pack)

by Retevis
What We like

Keypad setting allows you to set your radio to connect with your companion or other ham radios user; Built-in flashlight and 4 color LCD display provide additional visibility in dark or strong light environments

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Product Features

  • Car charger support battery allows you carry it outside when you need to work or trip for a long time; 1400mAh Li-ion battery provides 8-12 hours continuous use
  • Upgrades from our RT5R; High/Medium/Low power output two way radios;128 channels for secure calls;dual-band display; compatible with baofeng series two way radio and accessories
  • Long rang walkie talkies; high-power and high-gain antennas support long-distance calls; you can also connect repeater to increase the distance
  • Emergency alarm function supports you to ask for help in danger

Upgrades from our rt5r; high/medium/low power output two way radios;128 channels for secure calls;dual-band display; compatible with baofeng series two way radio and accessories Long rang walkie talkies; high-power and high-gain antennas support long-distance calls; you can also connect repeater to increase the distance Emergency alarm function supports you to ask for help in danger Car charger support battery allows you carry it outside when you need to work or trip for a long time; 1400mah li-ion battery provides 8-12 hours continuous use

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STANDARD HORIZON HX40 6 Watt VHF Ultra Compact Handheld Marine Radio with FM Receiver, Beige

STANDARD HORIZON HX40 6 Watt VHF Ultra Compact Handheld Marine Radio with FM Receiver

Beige

by Standard Horizon
What We like

Easy To Operate Menu System

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Product Features

  • 6W Ultra Compact Handheld Vhf
  • Noaa Wx With Weather Alert, Scan, Dua/Tri Watch
  • With Fm Band Receiver, Large 1850 Mah Battery

Noaa wx with weather alert, scan, dua/tri watch 6w ultra compact handheld vhf With fm band receiver, large 1850 mah battery

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BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio (136-174MHz VHF & 400-520MHz UHF) Includes Full Kit with Large Battery

BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio (136-174MHz VHF & 400-520MHz UHF) Includes Full Kit with Large Battery

by BaoFeng
What We like

Upgrades from our Previous Generation UV-5R: Twice the Output Power (8 watts up from 4 watts output), New Hardened Durable Radio Shell, 30% Larger Battery, V-85 High Gain Antenna (Twice the Antenna Performance), USA Support + In-depth User Guide Included; A PC03 FTDI Programming Cable is Recommended for Easier PC Programming

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Product Features

  • Kit Includes: BF-F8HP, 2100mAh Battery, V-85 Dual Band Antenna, CH-5 Charger, CH-5 110V Adapter, Earpiece Kit, Wrist Strap, Belt Clip, User Manual
  • High / Med / Low Power Settings (8W, 4W, 1W); Frequency Range: VHF: 136-174 MHz(Rx/Tx). UHF: 400-520 MHz(Rx/Tx); Broad (Wide) / Narrowband (Narrow) Selectable

Kit includes: bf-f8hp, 2100mah battery, v-85 dual band antenna, ch-5 charger, ch-5 110v adapter, earpiece kit, wrist strap, belt clip, user manual High / med / low power settings (8w, 4w, 1w); frequency range: vhf: 136-174 mhz(rx/tx). uhf: 400-520 mhz(rx/tx); broad (wide) / narrowband (narrow) selectable

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ICOM IC-M25 21 Handheld VHF Radio - Blue Trim

ICOM IC-M25 21 Handheld VHF Radio

Blue Trim

by ICOM
What We like

Charges from 5V USB socket

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Product Features

  • 5/1Watt, 11 hour Battery life
  • Blue trim M25 handheld vhf
  • Floats, flashes when in water

5/1watt, 11 hour battery life Blue trim m25 handheld vhf Floats, flashes when in water

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TIDRADIO UV-5R High Power Ham Radio Handheld Dual Band Two Way Radio with Driver Free Programming Cable and 3800mAh Battery Includes Full Kit UHF VHF Walkie Talkie (2Pack)

TIDRADIO UV-5R High Power Ham Radio Handheld Dual Band Two Way Radio with Driver Free Programming Cable and 3800mAh Battery Includes Full Kit UHF VHF Walkie Talkie (2Pack)

by TIDRADIO
What We like

TD-UV5R radio is compatible with CHIRP; More convenient to manual programming most of settings via the keypad, as well as PC programming with the Driver Free cable in the box;Plug and Play with Windows, MacOS and Ubuntu systems;In-depth programming guide make it easy to begin.

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Product Features

  • VHF: 136-174 MHz(Rx/Tx) UHF: 400-480 MHz(Rx/Tx);128 memory channel, makes it compatible with many other handheld radio such as the baofeng uv-5r, baofeng bf-f8hp and baofeng uv-82 series; Built-in LED flashlight/Dual-band display/Scan/ Low battery alert /Emergency alert /Keypad lock.
  • Upgrades from Previous Generation UV-5R:Twice the Output Power,higher power and TD-771 high gain antenna(Twice the Antenna Performance), greatly expands the signal transmission distance and enhances signal reception;Tri-power switch, allow you to choose between high power to maximize range or low power to conserve battery life.
  • Enhanced Edition 3800mAh battery,Power-saving Features to extend battery life;The extended working time of your favourite ham radio is almost 2.5 times longer than original baofeng radio 1800mAh battery;Supports you longer, especially in outside activity.

Enhanced edition 3800mah battery,power-saving features to extend battery life;the extended working time of your favourite ham radio is almost 2.5 times longer than original baofeng radio 1800mah battery;supports you longer, especially in outside activity. Upgrades from previous generation uv-5r:twice the output power,higher power and td-771 high gain antenna(twice the antenna performance), greatly expands the signal transmission distance and enhances signal reception;tri-power switch, allow you to choose between high power to maximize range or low power to conserve battery life. Vhf: 136-174 mhz(rx/tx) uhf: 400-480 mhz(rx/tx);128 memory channel, makes it compatible with many other handheld radio such as the baofeng uv-5r, baofeng bf-f8hp and baofeng uv-82 series; built-in led flashlight/dual-band display/scan/ low battery alert /emergency alert /keypad lock.

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Radioddity DB25 Pro Dual Band Quad-standby Mini Mobile Car Truck Radio, VHF UHF 4 Color Display, 25W Vehicle Transceiver with Cable + 50W High Gain Quad Band Antenna

Radioddity DB25 Pro Dual Band Quad-standby Mini Mobile Car Truck Radio

VHF UHF 4 Color Display, 25W Vehicle Transceiver with Cable + 50W High Gain Quad Band Antenna

by Radioddity
What We like

QUAD BAND ANTENNA: Say goodbye to awful using experience like signal dropping or excessive distortion! With the 50W powerful high gain quad band antenna we specially design for Radioddity DB25 Pro, you will receive stable signals at any frequency and keep a high quality communication.

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Product Features

  • DUAL BAND QUAD STANDBY & MINI: This is a mini dual band(VHF, UHF, FM 65-108MHz) radio with quad-standby and four colors screen display. Broad (Wide) / Narrowband (Narrow) Selectable. Remote Stun, Remote Activate, Remote Kill. With size just 3.8 * 1.7 * 5 inch, convenient to carry and won't occupy a larger space when placed in your car or truck.
  • ABOUT PROGRAMMING: Please download the programming software on Radioddity site or message us for it. If you use Chirp, please choose QB25 and do not write any frequencies out of the VHF UHF bands.
  • WHAT MAKES US BETTER: Different from most other dual band car radios on the market, DB25 Pro is with louder and clearer sound, making sure you can get all the info. Second, we also offer you a cable and Win 7/10 drive with instructions to help you program, easy and fast. Besides, the temperature cooling fan is with smart mode, only when temperature 45 (113) will the fan start to work.
  • MULTI FUNCTIONS: Radioddity DB25 Pro is the latest dual-band car radio model of Radioddity, which features dual synchronized display mode, mic audio gain setting, alarm function, DTMF function(2/5 tone), auto power off, channel mode editing setting, auto scan, scanning resume, variable frequency scanning, quad watch delay time, randomization privacy mode, 25W/10W selectable, etc.

Dual band quad standby & mini: this is a mini dual band(vhf, uhf, fm 65-108mhz) radio with quad-standby and four colors screen display. broad (wide) / narrowband (narrow) selectable. remote stun, remote activate, remote kill. with size just 3.8 * 1.7 * 5 inch, convenient to carry and won't occupy a larger space when placed in your car or truck. multi functions: Radioddity db25 pro is the latest dual-band car radio model of Radioddity, which features dual synchronized display mode, mic audio gain setting, alarm function, dtmf function(2/5 tone), auto power off, channel mode editing setting, auto scan, scanning resume, variable frequency scanning, quad watch delay time, randomization privacy mode, 25w/10w selectable, etc. what makes us better: different from most other dual band car radios on the market, db25 pro is with louder and clearer sound, making sure you can get all the info. second, we also offer you a cable and win 7/10 drive with instructions to help you program, easy and fast. besides, the temperature cooling fan is with smart mode, only when temperature 45 (113) will the fan start to work. about programming: please download the programming software on Radioddity site or message us for it. if you use chirp, please choose qb25 and do not write any frequencies out of the vhf uhf bands.

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