I would like to get input from more knowledgeable HAMS about solid, easy to use, and reliable radios that I can use to hit both local and distant repeaters as I expand antenna setups over the years to come. I really don’t want to spend a ton of money, but would like something a lot better than my 2 handhelds. I did have some old police midland radios that a friend programmed for repeaters and they worked great. But when I moved I couldn’t use them any longer because I didn’t know how to reprogram them. Thanks for any insight you can provide.