There is good coverage of Boston University campus from the MIT repeater, just across the Charles River. There is also a nearby GMRS repeater.
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Other Boston University area repeaters
The New England Repeater Directory is a fantastic resource for amateur radio repeaters and simplex/internet links.
Cost of Amateur Radio vs. GMRS license
- Amateur Radio licenses cost $15, for life (free renewal) upon passing a licensing exam. Individuals that already have an amateur radio license from another country can get a reciprocal operating permit.
- GMRS licenses cost $65 for a 10-year term, no exam (the ten-year GMRS license term is new in the May 2017 FCC Report & Order)