The radios are going to my son and son-in-law so I won’t have this new unit myself. My son will appreciate it for the purposes intended. He very much gets it. My son-in-law thinks I worry too much but he is willing to listen to me. In light of current and recent events I am interested to see where his head is at when we visit them next month. My daughter & family are in suburban Charlotte, NC which is pretty flat terrain and so not much in the way of reception obstructions. My son will be in the woods in Vermont when he moves and so for him reception will be an issue he needs to work on. For the non-Americans here, Vermont is mostly rural, wooded, and mountainous, and things like getting good cell phone reception is an issue in much of the State.