The UHF frequencies are higher on the radio spectrum which means the radio waves are shorter, making the antennas shorter in length. The RT UHF antennas are half the length of the VHF versions which can add to the safety of the falcon.
There is much less, almost zero, interference on the UHF bands so the sound on UHF receivers is superior, and very very quiet. This helps increase the range even more when listening for a weak or distant signal. The VHF interference in some areas can make it nearly impossible to hear the transmitter signal. Also, there are training areas where many falconers are all using the same VHF channels (216 for example) and moving to UHF can help eliminate conflicts.
Due to increased efficiencies and other improvements, the RT UHF trasnmitter actually has more range than the RT VHF asnd yet has the same battery life!
"Many people had told me the UHF was worse in the hills and dunes, but my new UHF system seems to work even better than my old Marshall! I do not know how you did it, but it's better."
"We have our own special training area southeast of Dubai and in recent years it's been more and more difficult using 216 (VHF) with all the groups in the area at the same time. Switching to UHF made all the difference. I should have done this sooner."
"I thought only the Germans made UHF systems and did not know Marshall had a UHF version of their transmitters. When I bough them I went out to make the test, and found it was much better. Shukran!"
"Can my VHF receiver be switched over to UHF?"
That is not possible because the internal parts are different and the yagi antennas are very different, too far apart to be modified. The best plan is to make a gift of the VHF receiver and transmitters to a younger brother and get a new UHF system for yourself.
"Is it true that UHF is bad in the mountains?"
In general, the higher the frequency, the more line-of-sight will be it's propagation characteristics. The lower the frequency, the more it can difract around or over obstacles. We have been able to close the performance gap between the VHF and UHF characteristics by increasing the power output of the transmtiters significantly.
- UHF gives great range in Open Desert UHF gives great range in Open Desert
- Works ideal on the TrackPack Works ideal on the TrackPack
- Use the 1/3N Batteries from Marshall Radio Use the 1/3N Batteries from Marshall Radio
- The new Muli-color LED The new Muli-color LED
- Matched Sets Matched Sets