</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (w0ktx @ July 05 2002,10:39)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">w0ktx wrote: While compared to most of the posters here, I'm still a new ham. I haven't had any terrible experiences, but I will say that the rig I hated the most was the HTX-202. This thing had no out of band capability, birdies on every other repeater frequency, low transmit power (unless plugged in), and weighed a ton! I replaced it with a VX-150 which is an awesome rig![/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'> I got my license in June last year and promptly went out to buy a handheld. I bought a VX-150 and have to agree with you opinion of it. I have no complaints about it. It didn't cost a fortune, doesn't give me any trouble and best of all it works.