This radio is versatile, cost effective and powerful, this is one of the worlds most famous hand held radios. There's a little controversy with this radio because it's able to communicate with both FRS/GMRS/HAM radio frequencies at a whopping 5 watts. Technically, these ARE NOT legal to transmit on unless it's an emergency.
Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-479.995 MHz.
There's a learning curve to using this radio, so check out this instagram post for a quick crash course:
-Power through Your Adventures: There are two ways to power your radio: use the included NiMH rechargeable batteries for up to 10 hours or use 3 AA batteries for up to 29 hours.
-11 NOAA weather channels or initiating weather alerts.
-Scanning feature - see which channels are currently in use.
-Low Battery Alert
-22 Channels / 121 Privacy Codes = 2,662 combinations.
-Compatible with Any Radio: You can communicate with other FRS/GMRS radios regardless of brand by being on the same channel and privacy codes.