I am interested in acquiring two portable radios to talk between a family member and me (both new hams), e.g. when we go trekking in a National Park or to communicate in the same city. We used PRM radios before, but we got now a ham license to be able to transmit at higher power.
We have looked at different models, but we are still not sure whether to choose a radio that transmit in analog or digital mode. In both cases it is to transmit on VHF at 5 Watts.
What do you recommend for new hams, start with the traditional analog mode or jump directly to digital modes?
Thanks in advance.