don't underestimate the wouxon dual band...for like $120 you get a simple dual band/dual receive radio. On the Moab pre-run someone had one...worked just fine. (it's all about the antenna
go to HRO.com or powerwerx.com to check'em out.
I got a decent yaesu ft-250 (just 2m) HT for under $75 on craiglist a while back..so decent buys are out there.