I mentioned to Hants -- the guys with CB missed out on 75% of the conversation. The nice thing with the ham radio is you never think, "what did he say?" The clarity is amazing.
The test is easy and cheap ($14). You can get a good new 2-meter radio and antenna for about $200.
Tim Nakari and I chatted all the way from Keystone back to Denver, and never saw one another after the first 5 minutes.