I have a friend who is a big fan of The Praying Medic. He said the PM has been focusing on radio communications the last few weeks.
Quite by coincidence, I have another friend who asked me if I had any knowledge about radio frequencies that would allow him to "see beyond the horizon" and get advance information about trouble that might be coming his way. His horizon is defined by the tree-line some 300 yards from his house.
I understand his concerns. He lives about 10 miles from a prison and fairly close to an interstate. It WOULD be nice to have a way to monitor events that are more than 300 yards away.
I don't have any particular knowledge but I do have the time and ability to perform some internet searches.
Attached is my response to the second friend:
If you are looking for prompt weather updates in scary weather situations, 146.55 MHz is said to be the most used frequency by storm chasers as they communicate with other authorities. You can get live weather updates from this one.
Image from here...and much more at this link: https://www.radioreference.
While most normal people are prohibited from transmitting on these channels, there is nothing that prohibits us from programming our radios and LISTENING to unencrypted communication of what is going down.