So the short story is that I have been studying for my HAM test but have not had time to go take it yet... hopefully soon! And while looking around I came across the MXT line from Midland. https://midlandusa.com/product/mxt115-micromobile-2-way-radio/ Since my purpose for HAM up to this point has really been just for slightly longer distance communications (compared to CB) would this be an alternative that I should look at? HAM radios can access these frequencies but I don’t know if a HAM license covers these or if you need the separate GMRS license in addition. My main reason for asking is that it appears that this radio is significantly easier to use which might be important if my wife ever needed and I was not around. I might be completely overthinking this, but I am so used to CB communications that HAM is a little daunting at this point. Sorry in advance for my lack of knowledge but thank you for also helping to point me in the right direction.