Looking to start playing Airsoft again, and my wife wants to get a little walkie talkie to mess around with. I know the cheap ones work for about a mile before crapping out, with the trees and everything. I also want one for when we buy motorcycles. I remember watching Die Hard (300 times) and I've always liked the walks they used, little "CB communicators". In Die Hard 2, they also had them; except those units had encryption. Is it possible to get a consumer CB that is decently powerful with encryption? Ex-Military hardware would be too outdated and bulky, I'm just wondering in the past 20 years if they've made something legal and pocketable. I don't need real military-grade encryption, I just like the scrambled noises that they made. I like buying stuff that I can hack and play around with so I was just checking here if anyone could point me in the right direction. Are the sub-$200 radios CB? I had always thought they were just small transmitters, hence the poor quality over a distance. Furthermore, has anyone found a good way to maintain communications with iPhones that doesn't rely on an internet connection? I had toyed with the idea of creating a mobile hotspot and then group-Skyping over that. I know I'm bringing a cannon to a sword fight but the cool factor is too much.