I've been trying to get some things together and I realized something...I'm gonna need a way to communicate with those around me. I will hopefully be with my family but my GF lives 1.3 miles away. I live in track homes and she has a large house on 5 acres. I want to be able to communicate with her and her family. We tried some 15 mile 2 way radios (I know, the distance claims are extremely exaggerated) and they didn't even come close to working. So my question is, what now? CB probably won't cut it either, is HAM radio my only option? How about the Cobra li 7200's? Or the li 6700's? Weather alerts are a plus, and the li-ion batteries are nice, but will these make it the 1.3 miles? They could be used around the house no problem, but is there a set of radios that will make it the 1.3 miles? Oh, and to add a challenge, $60 max! Thanks!