Steve doesn't like the FT450D. Watch his advice steer away to Kenwood or TenTec several times. Personally I wouldn't own TT and for the last 20 years had nothing but trouble with Kenwoods and in fact just sent another NEW one in for exchange. Given my personal experience I wouldn't own anything except Icom or Yeasu but and of course YMMV. I never ask others what radio to buy. Like asking what kind of wife I should have.