Alright, here's the deal. When it comes to radios, I know nothing. That being said, I'd really like to fix the problem. Here is what I would like information on. I'd like to know about basic CB operations. I don't want to have to get a liscence. What brands of radios and antennas are good? Are there any books I could pick up on this and save you guys some time? Is a weather band accesible from a CB? How about an emergency band? Whatever I end up purchasing will be used very minimally and generally on the trail. However, I would like a quality piece of equipment that will work and work well when I need it to. I apologize for the ignorance but as you can see I'm trying to fix that. Thanks in advance for all the help guys.