But he'd better be ready to suffer the insults of the dunderhead hams who think that Motorola stuff is "too exotic" for amateur use.
Did you just call me a dunderhead?
Nothing wrong with using any kind of radio on the ham bands. Whatever floats your boat.
I take exception to the rule that the Big Three (Yaseu, Kenwood, Icom) don't make good radios. They do for the money. But no ham is going to pay $4000.00 for a multi-band handheld. To get Yaseu VX-8R frequency coverage, you would need a Thales Liberty or a Harris XG-100. We are talking car down payment money. You usually get what you pay for.
I guessed at the XTS moniker. He could have an XTS-3000 or whatever. Good for him.
And welcome to Radioreference, Anavagh you will like it here in spite of some of us. LOL>>