We find ourselves in the very rural rocky mountains of Colorado. Safety is paramount, just last month we had a truck go down between our office and the middle of absolutely nowhere. Imagine your vehicle is stuck or broke down or both and you’re deep in the Rocky Mountains, after hours, surrounded by mountain lions, moose, bear and just the harshest environments possible. Now we have no true need for idle chit chat, this is truly for emergencies and winter excursions. Our main office needs to be able to keep up with our people in the field to ensure they’re safe. Wed like to be able to check in with our people every 2-4 hours to make sure all is well. Were never more than 20-30 miles from the office. This is NOT the city. This is the mountains, and we need help coming up with a 2 way radio system for 2 trucks, 2 Handhelds and One Base station for our company. We do have access to repeater towers via permission and donations in our area. We wont be occupying any channels with loads of conversation as a matter of fact our work is that of stealth.
need 2 trucks each with a radio and one base station. Whats our best bet? Ive been told VHF for the mountains, not UHF.