OK, if you want to say that I have mobile phone coverage on the moon, so be it.
but also considered that it may actually be an air pressure problem (trapped air in sealed lens?) or something. I'm not sure if that's even possible
Can you provide a link to one of those beacon/trackers? 2 meter, you say? Isn't that going to be a problem for HAM's.. and the FCC won't want licenses or something?
If you are outside controlled airspace (read: not near an airport or military installation) and meet some other restrictions, you do not need to involve the FAA. EOSS has their analysis of the relevant sections of FAR101 on their website.
Recommending anyone not advise the FAA of your plans within a large metropolitan area (< 30 miles of its center) is extremely reckless and ill-advised.