Can someone please explain what frequency mode FM is and how it works. ...I'm very new and can't catch anything on that FM frequency. (Boafeng UV-5R)
Welcome to the hobby! If you already have a license, you may want to reread your licensing manual. If you do not yet have a license, this is a good time to get a licensing manual and start reading before using your UV-5R to transmit. Your Baofeng is an FM (only) two way radio that is capable of transmitting outside of established ham radio frequencies.