Time to buy a BaoFeng and actually use my amateur #radio license. Ive had it since about 2009 and never used it.
@Capheind If you want to get more range for your 5W, I can heartily recommend building a flowerpot antenna for 2m/145MHz. They are cheap and simple to build. Not exactly hand held but can be portable.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko