I found a series of emails I sent to a friend approximately two years ago. I will post them here so anyone may make use of the information. Note I have both a GMRS license and an Amateur (Technician) license.
The FCC offers a license with no testing, and it covers the family...
hamradio.com has a good Cyber Monday price on a Yaesu FT-65R handheld for 2M and 70cm. I think one of the two discounts may be a mail-in discount, but it's still a nice price.
YAESU FT-65R Transceivers HT Dual Band 2m-70cm, FT65R.
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Again this year, a military station on the east coast and the Fort Huachuca, Arizona, HF station will conduct a high-power broadcast on 60-meter channel 1 (5330.5 kHz) on Saturday from 0300 to 0315 UTC. New this...