UHF (300–3,000 MHz)
With a shorter wavelength, Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios have the lowest range of any maritime radio type. However, the signal can penetrate metal structures, so teams using them on board can co-ordinate with clear communications on deck or down below, using compact portable radios also with small antennas, making them much easier to handle.
On November 30, 2012 the Maritime Safety Committee adopted Resolution MSC.338(91) among which, Chapter II-2 ‘Construction – Fire Protection, Fire Detection and Fire Extinction’ adopts a number of measures designed to improve fire safety at sea, including the mandatory use of specific types of handheld radio by fire parties. The new SAILOR 3965 UHF Fire Fighter portable radio, with ATEX approval meets the standards set out for compliance under these new regulations.