Ham radios. We have GMRS and FRS radios. RS is close to worthless especially if there are trees buldings or hills in the way. GMRS despite range claims may reach a mile and ahlf in a handheld in a town like setting or woods. There is 10meter radio, whic have CB radios in many of them. They can run some pretty high pwer but need licenses like GMRS. Then there is Two meter, which reauires a license and handhelds limited to five watt output, but carries good way and there are repeaters that can allow us to communicate a long ways. Where there is now Cell Service a two meter is a good choice, without repeaters for, being 25 miles away from home and a turned ankle. Baase units more power and or big antennas can reach half a world away properly set up. Then there is VFR, I think is the proper nom. It is supposedly reserved for marine use. In Canada, the loggers and everyone else uses it in the back country, legally. It will reach four or five times the distance of a CB or more and aircraft. Then there are hand helds that have CB, GMRS and VFR, and two meter. To tell the truth I'm confused over what is best or best combination and affordable. Te prices on handhelds can get very pricey. I think maybe two meter radio or a couple of them and maybe antennas for the vehicles might be an idea and get away from the hundreds of dollars in cell chaarges each month. There are some units caapable of linking to home phone to amke cals from there, or call a repeater and have a call made. I'm not up on all this technology but there is something here we cana use and even get snnoops out of our business perhaps. Anyoen understand better and have a good setup for close and loong range communications with wife or home aand wherever either of you may be.