Thank you for your response. I found the gear review and your information very helpful. I have two additional questions I would like to
1. Are there FRS radios that can go up to 5 miles?
2. If so, do they require any special license?
Thanks again for your help.
There is a radio service called GMRS which stands for General Mobile Radio Service. The radios in this category will communicate for up to
5 miles. The following radios are included in this category: Motorola Distance, Kenwood FreeTalk XL, and the Wireless Marketing Cherokee
GR-715. With the popularity of Family Radios many of the manufacturers are planning GMRS radios. To use the GMRS radios you are supposed
to have a license which is available for a fee. The fee is $75 for two years. This license is an application only license with no test needed.
I hope this helps.