Heres the story - I have been a ham for about 4 and a bit years - always HF and the last 2.5 years CW only. Last weekend I took a bit of exercise and walked up to a high place, and I thought came to my mind; "hey if I had one of those 2m handie things I could reach the repeater on Kitt Hill I reckon". And the view was nice too. When I got home Radcomm was there and had an ad for a handie dual band from Quangsheng?? for £47. BARGAIN. So the plan is every Saturday, after I drop my daughter off to her drama school, is to go up to a high place that involves a bit of exercise, and see if I can hit the repeaters... Mix healthy exercise with a bit of radio. I'll have about 3 hours all up so cant go everwhere but I need the exercise and after 5 years living near Dartmoor its about time I saw some of the place!