If you like driving with friends,
you will find that having radios
makes these trips much more fun, and safer.
Radios really only work line of
sight. Any FRS/GMRS radio will work.
The Motorola ones seem to work best. They are simple to use and get the
job done. Note that channels 1-7 and 15-22 can transmit at a higher
If you want something with slighy
better range you can get a FM/UHF/VHF
radio like a Baofeng
complicated to use and require programming to get the most out of them,
which can be a bit of a hassle. See below for stuff that will help with
that, and get a programming
CHIRP: A desktop
application to program your radio. With this program you can open
an existing file someone created, or make your own, connect the
cable to your radio and computer, and upload the
file to your radio.
Free by Jaap Crezee: App that converts
FRS/GMRS channels into MHz. Note
that entering sub channels (x.1, x.2) requires a bit more radio