I don't want it to fail when I'm depending on it; I don't want disposable.But a $30 radio is disposable.
I'm happy so far with my new RR radio (even though it is still in the box).
This is my starter radio to learn the basics and understand the concepts (to include getting a license now that I know I need one).
Be happy for me that I'm joining the ham club (even on a small scale - so far).
Jeeps are better than Toyotas or Land Rovers (where did that come from?).
And I don't want to interfere with other users - I'm figuring if I can program in a different channel that isn't used by others, then I'm good. Of course some of those rescue channels might be good to know. Hopefully if I'm with a group, they've chosen a channel that isn't used by major companies or such (i.e. "licensed users").
I'll ask this: what channels do folks use when off-road in a convoy on an expedition/adventure? Is there a list of open channels?