This is an excellent portable rig. Great for the car or portable use. I've used mine in the car for years and it performs great. It has a great noise blanker. You get the HF bands and the VHF/UHF bands all in one radio. The only problem I've had is that the driver transistor (not the final) went bad and had to have it repaired (that transistor is still available as of 2016). Work DX with it all the time from the car or when I go on trips.