Two-Way Radios for Farming | Ranching | Forestry

Radios for farming Ranching

In farming, ranching, or forestry, people, crops, equipment, and animals are spread-out over long distances. The need to coordinate supplies, people, and equipment, keep owners/managers informed, respond to rapidly changing conditions or emergencies, all depend on constant communication.

In remote areas, you may not have reliable cell phone coverage.  Not to mention your monthly bill if everyone has a cell phone.  With two-way radios, there is no monthly service charge to access the airways.

If you are running a small family farm then you might consider a FRS or GMRS radios. However, FRS radios are limited to 2 watts so their range is limited.  If you have a family farm that is spread-out over longer distances or heavily wooded then you probably need either GMRS radios, or business-grade radios, since they have stronger signals that can travel further. Radios for Forestry

For commercial or government uses we recommend professional grade two-way radios.  Rural applications usually operate best on VHF frequencies, unless they are being used in heavily forested areas (in which case UHF maybe a better choice for heavily forested areas). Rural users need radios that are: Rugged & Waterproof, Easy to operate, and Affordable.  We have based our recommendations for two-way radios on the needs of the rural user.

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Radios for Farming - Ranching - Forestry

These are radios selected by us for their tough durability, easy operation, and popularity among farmers, ranchers, and forestry professionals.

Icom F1000 VHF | F2000 UHF Two-Way Radio
Icom F1000 VHF | F2000 UHF Two-Way Radio          Most Popular
Volume Discounts ► 16 or 128 Channels  ► Loudest Audio 1,500mW   ► 3 or 7 Programmable Keys ► 8 Character Display ► 4 / 5 Watts (UHF / VHF) ► Waterproof & Rugged  ► Compact Design ► Repeater Capable ► PC Programming Setup ..

 
Icom F3001 VHF | F4001 UHF Two-Way Radio
Icom F3001 VHF | F4001 UHF Two-Way Radio      Most Affordable
► 16 Channels ► 2 Programmable Keys ► Easy to Use ► Affordable ► Extra Loud Audio (800mW) ► 20 Hours of Operation ► 4 / 5 Watts (UHF / VHF) ► Repeater Capable ► Easy PC Programming Setup   ► Battery and Charger Included.
 
Midland MB400 ► 16 Channels ► 2 Programmable Keys ► Simple to Use ► Waterproof & Rugged (rated IP67)  ► Compact Lightweight ► 4 Watts ► Li-Ion Battery with Rapid Charger ► Repeater Capable ► Easy PC Programming Setup.
Motorola MVX-451 Two-Way Radio | Vertex Standard
► 32 Channels / 2 Groups ► 3 Programmable Keys ► Loud Audio (700 mW) ► 5 Watts  ► Waterproof & Rugged ► Voice Scrambler ► MDC-1200 Encode/Decode ► Channel Announce ► Radio-to-radio cloning ► PC Programming..
Icom F5011 VHF | F6011 UHF Mobile Radio
► 8 Channels ► 4 Programmable Keys ► 45 / 50 Watts (UHF/VHF) ► MDC 1200 Compatible ► Easy to Use ► Repeater Capable ► Supports Popular Signaling Types..
Motorola MVX-2100 Mobile Radio
► 8 Channels ► 50 Watts VHF / 45 Watts UHF ► 6 Programmable keys ► 1 Character Display ► Public Address ► Speaker and Horn Alert ► Multiple Scanning Modes ► Emergency and Lone Worker Functions ► Out-of-Range Alert System ► Radio to Radio Cloning ► PC Programming..

Motorola MVX-2200 Mobile Radio
► 128 Channels, 8 Groups ► 6 Programmable keys ► 8 Character Display ► 50 / 45 Watts VHF / UHF ► Public Address Speaker and Horn Alert ► 7 Scanning Modes ► Emergency and Lone Worker Functions ► Out-of-Range Alert System ► Radio to radio cloning ► PC Programming..