Just like this is a trucker forum.. when non trucker..not even a wannabe .. come in.. an act like a threating god of the airways.. lol.. sorry couldn't resist ... do we bother hams on 1-40??.. why not stay on your own frequency.. no one said they wanted to run there..it just seems hams are goody tu shoes... an most "not all" act better then thou... I do run a hot radio with amp..with echo, roger beep, sound off toys... I know that just makes hams guys cringe But really this thread the OP was asking what the best radio was. An wasn't asking for the best ham.. so with out further ado.. we have said connex, galaxy, cobra.. just to name a few.. most ppl want a radio that can be played with..