Very small and very light! Very easy to program channels without a lot of guessing. I am extremely pleased with mine for the price! Battery is easy to change and it would be easy to carry a couple of charged cells for chageout if needed in the field. Operation is simple and easy. I rate 4 stars as I find only two shortcomings: The lowest "volume" setting can still be loud in a quiet place. The second is no DTMF pad for those people wanting to use it with an "autopatch". (This is trivial! Doesn't EVERONE have a cell phone now? I don't think anyone should be without one as a backup "spare" radio! Sandy W5TVW
Baofeng radios are great
The little Baofeng radios are great. I was in our town's Wal-Mart parking lot in Pennsylvania yesterday speaking with a guy in Florida via a repeater in a tall building in Philly 25 miles away. In our club there was a lot of poo-pooing the 2watts output. Now that they see what they can do with 2watts, there's no more poo-pooing on the power output.
Rich / AG3L