WF5TX, Nice of you to consider the extra bands and modes and good luck with that as simplex is lots of fun and you get to know the capabilities of radios, antennas, bands, modes, etc. much better when simplex and best of all, I don't have some repeater club sitting there with their hand out. Don't get me wrong as they have their place, but why should I pay them to talk to people I can talk to without a repeater? As to this "the n3ghx expansion". That's is too long as the name doesn't need to be expanded. Nor does my call need to be on it, but thanks anyway.