Hard to beat anywhere!By DanielI got one of these radios after hearing one on the air, Great Price! and includs a full Separation Kit, USB Programming Cable and Software. You can choose 32 levels for each of the 3 colors (Red, Blue, Green) for the display color. Receive «Sensitivity» is far above average, great for weak signal work. Even worked .52 simplex stations that I couldn’t work with other mobile radios. The only thing I could comment negatively about it is the rubber protective sleeve for the microphone plug, it doesn’t quite fit as snugly as I would like.
The audio is better than many very expensive radios Ive had in the past including the big M brand. On transmit I have had on reports of any signal issues and it hits all the repeaters I need throughout the Valley. Well, after diving in its not that bad. Another rare feature (undocumented in the manual), usually available only on more costly commercial or public safety radios and is known by several terms like Squelch Tail Elimination, Anti Squelch Crash, Reverse Burst, etc. Also agree the material for the head bracket needs to be heavier gauge.
Being able to adjust all of «default» power on settings through the software is nice. Add to this 700+ memory channels and cross-band repeat and you simply cannot beat it, price not even considered. If you consider the price, well, you will be more than satisfied. The microphone has 2 separate LED’s clearly indicating which band your on, (A or B) and 2 multi-color LED’s, Green for Received signal, Red while transmitting. The body of the radio is the heat sink and is well designed, as the fins are facing up, which helps a great deal for proper heat dissipation.