Thanks for the link, Lynnette, I had seen several of the handheld Baofeng for sale on a HAM Facebook page. Had been trying to make up my mind where to start, and being on such a limited budget the Baofeng was an attractive prospect.
I have a question for the knowledgeable: I live less than two blocks from our county sheriff’s office, where they have a very large repeater tower (I suspect that tower is shared with DHS that maintains an office here) Are civilians allowed to utilize law enforcement towers for repeater use?
I haven’t even read the HAM beginners booklet yet, so if this is covered in the booklet, please excuse, I’m a complete newb in this field. Thanks in advance!
South central Oklahoma