This radio offers wide-band reception with AM, FM, SSB, and CW modes.
This is another feature that draws me to this radio. It would be nice to use it for band scanning out in the field.
this radio is friendly enough
I hear this often about this radio. I already downloaded the manual to get an idea of the features and operation.
The rubber duck it comes with is nice, no problems with it that I've personally seen, but performs even better with a diamond tri-band HT antenna
Hopefully I can reach the local repeaters with the duck antenna, but it seems like upgrading is a typical way to go.
Thanks for the comprehensive review!