I have looked at these for years and always thought , gotta be junk . well my yeasu and Icom all need new batteries the cost of the replacement was 40 bucks ea and up. So I bought 5 UV5R Beofeng handhelds for 120 bucks , did not have high hopes but dang they work. So with the L-ion battery I'll charge em up and put away an extra set for the SHTF scene. I really don't know how they do it . Hate to buy Chinese but my Icoms were 300 buck ea and I can't recall how much the yeasu's were. But 5 complete radios 2 or 3 band for 120 bucks. up on the shelf in case of a big todo in the future. Anyone have any thoughts , if you have used them.