Has anyone here, especially non native speakers, tried to get the necessary licensing to operate ham radios in Japan?

Has anyone here, especially non native speakers, tried to get the necessary licensing to operate ham radios in Japan?
I'm trying to figure out a method of communicating between vehicles in Japan and the laws are very restrictive.
while they have normal family use radios, they are limited to 10mW which is fricking useless.
my only other option it seems is maybe CB radios, which are limited to 500mW and operate in a different band range than most of the other world.
is there any other option, or perhaps a way to rent business band licensed radios?

Otherwise looks like ham radio is the only convenient way to me

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't care, nerd. Get a baofang and enjoy prison.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I used a baofeng and endes up arrested 23 days without lawer.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    why not just use phones

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I accidentally ordered baofeng at a chinese restaurant and got 23 days detention

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you have two smart phones?
    Can you get a phone signal?
    Could you just use...whatsapp? Skype? Facebook?
    I don't get why you wouldn't use the internet, especially given that you've got maps compatibility with internet.

    USx Marines don't even do maps over radio, they use Ipad GPS and a satlink.

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    are there actually areas in Japan that are so remote you don't have cell service? My understanding is that most of the country was fairly populated, even in the most remote parts

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >baofang
      Even landing in Tokyo, you see wide swaths of farmland before it all turns to concrete.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >are there actually areas in Japan that are so remote you don't have cell service?
      no, unless you're in the ass end of some remote Okinawan/Izu island or far rural Hokkaido.
      the only way you're losing signal in Japan is if you're deep in the mountains, which a ham radio wont help you with either.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm trying to figure out a method of communicating between vehicles in Japan

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      obviously he needs broadcast capability

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you send short messages and not data at all then APRS

    https://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=12&lat=60.2573&lng=24.9272&timerange=3600&tail=3600

    If you need vehicle to vehicle "radio" then install Zello on your phones. Problem solved.

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you have a loicense in your home country? iirc it's possible to use your home callsign for some time without getting a new permit, just add a prefix to it

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >using ham radio for commercial purposes

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