Here are some communication terms that are good to know!
FRS means: Family Radio Service/Limited distance for talking.
GMRS means: General Mobile Radio Service (requires GMRS License). Better distance for talking, usually has a “repeater” that improves coverage.
HAM or AMATEUR means the same thing. You need a Ham Radio License to use.The Walkie Talkies that Chris, the Search and Rescue guy uses when they are involved in a Search & Rescue are these and he recommends them for ALL families:
It’s rechargeable. It has an Emergency Alert, NOAA Weather Channel, Silent Signals, the list goes on and on. I bought a two phone set from Amazon.com for about $55.00. No shipping. Chris said they use to sell them at Costco, you could check there. They have them in yellow also, but the ones I bought are black.