Sounds like a violation of my 1A rights that I need to get a license to use "the airwaves." It's not even a safety issue, just another way to control people. It sounds like hams are a bunch of rats for turning people in. Can you imagine if CHL holders (people who have unjustly been required to get government permission to have their 2A rights less infringed) were running around trying to find out, and rat out, people who didn't have permits?most out there will not want to go the route of getting the fcc permit (aka: ham).
and true ham's will report, and help the fcc find you.
but in the legal world of ham so many ways are possible to talk to others in your party and if needed get help right now.
so many more people should get the tech permit and have at least a quality ham portable.
as for when you are out of cell areas, or for when the cell system is turned off.
best of all, no monthly fees and taxes to use such.