You can get a basic 'technician' license and start there. The test isn't too hard and there are plenty of study guides available.
Ham is more private, has better range and is clearer than other handheld stuff.
>Can you explain how the HAM
>license works? Is there
>less activity on those channels?
> I see that the
>radios are 5 watts so
>they should have better range
>than the standard midland or
>motorola radios. Thanks for
Compromise, hell! ... If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?