I'm thinking my radios are the least of my worries now.... my wife told me we are getting this...If you have the interest then: Study the book. Take the test. Get your ticket.
Just don't expect to do much "hamming" with that particular radio.
I'm planning on picking up a particular Kenwood mobile- a dual bander that can be unlocked to get into GMRS, albeit not type approved for that.
I'll grab that after I pick up the rest of the items I need to set up my own GMRS repeater.
had it replaced at age 43, a prior surgery with an infection and a life time of body abuse, plus a motor cycle accident.Ummm..... weren't you a little young to have that done? My doc says that I'm not old enough for knee replacement. He said do you really want to be 80 and have to have this done again?