posted on Oct, 2 2017 @ 05:41 AM
It's good to see that you're actually excited by your two-way endeavors. I'm big on two-way communications and have been trying to get a group going
for a while now. Really it's more of a DIYS plan rather than an actual group, but I've been posting information on this forum.
It's geared more toward unlicensed radio use by average people in a communications black out, but the fundamentals are the same. It covers two-ways,
broadcast radio, WiFi mesh-nets, licensed HAM and any form of communications in a blackout/crisis. Have a look, it would be great to have another
member contributing on that forum esp. as you are learning by experience.
Although I'm not into HAM because of the license and the information the government has on you when you apply, you can listen to anything you want
without a license. I monitor VHS and UHF on a two-way and SW on a cheap portable receiver radio that covers FM, AM and 10 SW bands. IMO, the cheapness
and availability of unlicensed radios makes them a good choice for the average person to use for personal local communications in an emergency where
the normal lines are down.