Interesting you mention moving it from vehicle to vehicle. I intend to move it lot, from my truck to my car to my RV to the picnic bench to my office. It is right now sitting next to me with an OPEK HVT-600 stuck on its butt, and North Dakota coming in loud (I'm in California). And it occurs to me that manufacturers might be missing something by not having docking stations for certain radios like this one. A cage that you slip the unit into without any wires, because the cage already has been wired. That would really facilitate moving the radio so much. About three hundred years ago in the CB era we had such, although the intent was theft protection. But it made it very easy to slide the radio in and out of the car without wires. Likin' my new radio! Oh by the way, when I get a new radio I run it through all the modes and functions to see if I might have a warranty issue. So I took the new 857 and hooked it up alongside my Kenwood 590, switching antennas back and forth. The little Yaesu did well! Obviously not the radio the 590 is but it had good performance and no issues. I'm happy with my purchase, and wish I had done this a year ago instead of wasting my time with a KX3.