Funny, I just bought some 38 mile range walkie talkies a few weeks ago. I get all kinds of chatter on them. Mostly construction workers and truckers. They're fun!
Great minds think alike...Only last week I ordered a new amateur radio transceiver (Walkie Talkie) which promptly turned up on Tuesday, to replace my 10 year old model that is still operational but lacking the keyboard facility that acts as a "dial up any country through the internet"...The new one is on the left of the picture below, if you hadn't already guessed ..