Just a heads up for all of you using Duracell Alkaline users . Sitting here cruising the web and listening to HF on a Yaesu VR500 handheld. Suddenly I hear what sounds like a brief pressure relief. First thought it was the TV my Wife was watching but it was on the local weather. As I listened to the Vr500 the audio started to fade a bit so I grabbed it to raise the volume. I was greeted with a smaller Pffttt.. and the base of the handheld was wet. One of the Duracell AA's pissed its pants all over the battery compartment. I tested both batteries and the bad one was at 1.35V and the other was 1.57V. Both of these were new 2 weeks ago fresh out of the package (from Costco) I checked the load the receiver puts on the cells and it was 105Ma medium volume/un squelched and 50Ma squelched. I have had Duracell's leak before but in devices that they were left in for years (Usually Kids toys) I guess if I had mismatched new and used or different brands this could be expected but certainly not from new ones. Costco sells these alot but no more for me. I'm done with the Duracell brand all together. Had I not been sitting there listening, the battery liquid would have surely ate the VR500 over time. This is just a FYI and I'm not trying to bash the brand. BTW: anyone know who makes the Kirkland brand AA alkaline batteries???