BTW, there is a Yaesu VX-8 on the Denver Craigslist right now for about $300. That's not a bad deal if you're looking for a top end feature-wise HT.
'91 Toyota Pickup
'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'12 Gunnar Rockhound 29
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