Originally Posted by lars128
You all are doing a good job of convincing me.
Does anyone offer a ham radio, new or used, that runs off of AA batteries? I think I would rather use eneloops rather than being bound to a proprietary battery.
The Yaesu FT-250r does and I carry it as back up just in case. Also another feature that I also like is the 250r has manual squelch knob. Also the process to program in frequencies in manually can be little pain as it set of steps to repeat, but once you get the channel step set-up it goes pretty fast. They have program CD to buy, but if your not planning a lot changes i'd save the money.
I also replaced the factory antenna with MFJ-1717S while lot taller it helped a bunch on reception.