Portable Ham like I have.
Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:50 pm
an anti-fragile community. share your experiences and preparations
It was "maddening" using keypad. I can do it, but why should I with good programming available?
I missed that...yes, they will work nearly anywhere with line of sight or repeaters which are like an extension hop spot to increase range/reach. Mountains and certain buildings block signal transmission. Range is limited by power of transmit & receive based on the radio & type antenna used, antennas are all sorts of directional. Repeaters each have different frequencies and are tuned in your ham radio. Band frequencies for ham radio are pretty much the same worldwide. Your license class, the higher you go the more frequencies on each band you're allowed to use to communicate on. Listening while unlicensed, is okay on any bands, just don't push the button to talk (PTT) as that's where they get will you, and they are out to get illegal PTT transmitters