Last weekend, I traveled all the way to the South coast aka Singapore to grab a handy. I came home with a Kenwood TH-F7E. I ripped my dad's money right off. Lovely features it has. Includes dual monitoring, it is a dual band HT and a scanner that could receive SSB. And I've tried being on air with it once. Only once. I might be too shy to transmit whatsoever. So, when I'm ready, I might hog the frequency. But then, PMR is coming up and I'll be accompanying most of my time with my darling books.