It's not always easy to get 6+ people to get their tickets. If you had to put up a repeater anyway, already had the repeater and radios…$85 for one license versus having those same 6 people study for their licenses, $15 an exam (understanding that some may not pass it the first go around)…you're looking at a greater cost for a family to have single band, reliable, two way communications.I was just researching this today. I think it would be nice but how many users are there really? Everything went to cellphones. Even the ham repeaters are empty. You can just get ham licenses and you'll have all the coverage you need.