Well surprise, surprise, surprise. After a total lapse of communication, Baofengtech refunded me 100% of my purchase price, without asking me. They added that my requirements were beyond the scope of this radio and threw in the ever present, "and evidence of impedance mismatch" that they say to everyone claiming a problem. This was complete BS as I only operated the unit into a 50ohm 300W resistive dummy load with perfect SWR during test. In any case this gives me $ 160.00 to put towards a better radio. I would love to Go with a YaesuFT-991A, which combines HF and VHF/UHF, but my gut tells me that separate HF and VHF rigs are better. With, that I am open to suggestions of Big 3 dual band or tri-band radios. I would like to keep the price under $250.00. Are there any other radios that any of you think I should look at? My plan is to use a 50-75W mobile as a base. I have a nice 30A regulated supply. Size and separate control head is not an issue in this case. I do however like Chirp and would like a radio that can be programmed with Chirp, but most of the main radios are supported by chirp.