Handy Talkie, but yeah a portable hand held transceiver, but not necessarily on the ham bands.
Including for calling a tow truck where there is NO cell service at all.Spot is a great device.
Anybody hiking, biking or offroading in the back country should have one of these. Cheap insurance. One goes in my pack every time.
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I wonder what happened at Death Valley National Park. I was there last November. Cell worked for voice but not for the internet.Most large national parks, national forest and BLM lands don't have cell service