I bought two of these because they have a fixed antenna and are about the size of a credit card. The range is not super great, but that is to be expected. If you have a 70 cm repeater close by, then these radios work great. They are not front panel programmable. You have to use the Chirp programming software. They also don't have alphanumeric channel memories and only store the channel frequency. The minimum volume setting is a little too loud, but what do you really expect for a $20 radio. If you buy the radio by itself it is only about $16, but that is without a programming cable. Make sure you get the USB programming cable with the radio. For a $20 radio, this thing is excellent!