Hi All!!! I said I'll be back so here I am... First let me say that that Ham Radio is the best way to communicate.
I can go from 160 to 2 meters also other which are what is call line of sight communicatios. You can go around
the world or around the neighborhood the following is off the web which is a forgotten communication.
However, one unlicensed frequency band often overlooked is known as MURS (Multi-Use Radio System),
which includes five VHF frequencies (154.820, 151.880, 151.940, 154.570, 154.600 MHz).
The FCC formally defines MURS as “a private, two-way, short-distance voice or data communications service for personal or business activities of the general public.”
MURS is different from other license-free radio spectrums that the FCC offers:
First, the radio may be of a higher power than other unlicensed spectrum.
Under the MURS rules, a radio may have up to a maximum 2 watts of Transmitter
Power Output.Secondly, the FCC puts no restrictions on the amount of gain that a
MURS antenna may have. The only restrictions are the antenna cannot be higher than 60 feet from the ground if free-standing or 20 feet higher than the structure it is mounted on. The third advantage is that radios in a lower frequency range are less prone to having signals blocked by hills, foliage and other objects. However, the lower the frequency the larger the antenna must be to receive
and transmit the signal. As with all radio services, the environmental conditions and terrain can
effect transmission distance but with a proper radio survey and antenna configuration, users
of MURS should expect a distance of 3 to 15 miles.
Stevens currently offers the MURS-certified TS4000 radio modem that can be shipped with settings to
facilitate the easy setup of a MURS radio network.What is MURS?
MURS stands for “Multi-Use Radio System” and is a set of five VHF frequencies that have been set aside by the FCC for free personal or business use within the United States.
There are rules that govern MURS radio transmission, but in general radios are limited to 2 watts of power and can cover a transmission distance of up to 15 miles.
So this would be better then FRS or GMRS as for CB Radio well it has its good and bad points is good is that there are all over the place and that is also one bad part to. SSB CB radio is better then AM radio as for coverage very at time you can talk in the neighborhood and at times you can't talk to you neighbor but can talk all around and yes I have been around at the times you can talk to the world but not your neighbor the problem is call skip so its up to you. If you do go this CB go with SSB CB radio which is better. But If you can I would go MURS radio it can go up to about 15 miles