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A buddy of mine used to own a construction company, which operated serveral Kenwood TK-6110 radios. I also run a small company with only a fleet of 4 vehicles including myself. Our jobs sites could be across town or a county away. Is there a “private” or Car-To-Car frequency we could use? Not too educated when it comes to VHF, licensing and whatnot. Thanks!
 

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A buddy of mine used to own a construction company, which operated serveral Kenwood TK-6110 radios. I also run a small company with only a fleet of 4 vehicles including myself. Our jobs sites could be across town or a county away. Is there a “private” or Car-To-Car frequency we could use? Not too educated when it comes to VHF, licensing and whatnot. Thanks!
You have a couple of options:

If you want a "private" channel, you would need to work with a frequency coordinator to find an available frequency (should be easy) and then license it through the FCC.
And by "private", I mean that it would be unlikely anyone local to you would also be transmitting on it.

There are "itinerant" low band frequencies that are a bit easier to license, and if done right, may not require a frequency coordinator. However, the licensing application process is not for the inexperienced. You'd probably save some serious headaches and delays by having an experienced professional work with you.

There are no frequencies on low band VHF that those radios will work on that does not require a valid FCC license.

If you are going to try to work with a coordinator, or license one of the itinerant channels, you'd need to know which band split the radio is, as there isn't one TK-6110 sub model that covers the entire low band spectrum.
TK-6110K covers from 29.7 to 37.0MHz
TK-6110K2 covers from 35 to 50.0MHz.

If you are going to take on these radios, be aware that antennas for low band are picky. You'll need a suitable antenna tuned for the frequency you are licensed for, and have it properly installed if you want it to work well. Having a radio shop do the install and tune the antennas for you would be a real good idea. Having them program the radio and check them out (good idea if they are used) would also be beneficial.
 
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