Tim I agree there are many who have seen the light. But if one can have only one radio then I think a CB is the way to go at this time unless you plan to stay in our general circles.
To date I think I have only ever been on two trail runs during Cruise Moab where I turned off my CB and only relied on the HAM. As a trail leader I generally never use the HAM for general communication with my group. I normally have only 2-3 in the group with a HAM. I leave it on to be reached if need be but that's all.
I'm completely with you that HAM is superior in every way and wish everyone would take the extra time to get licensed. I'm glad I did. My HAM was my first mod to my 80. Long before tires/bumpers/lift.
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