Originally Posted by mutineer
I have a question about that
I know from fuck all about taht stuff and we have GMRS radios with weatherband. Make it exponentially easier to find one another and get WX updates. If you get one of those tricked out little hand held ham bands what do you get for your dollar
I would like a hand held scanner in the car in a big bag just to get an idea of what is going on as I walk home to catch my DVR's episodes of Caprica (how is that for an admission of deep seated dorkiness)
I guess it might not be worth it unless you have an independent interest in radio, if you've already got gmrs. I have mine set up so it works everywhere...wx bands, gmrs, ham bands, marine channels, scans law enforcement channels.
Remember the national weather service forecast is always wrong, just as a rule of thumb when you're planning your sailing activities.