Vx-6r it is! I can't see the ssb option working very well without an antenna much longer than the attachable one available. I was most interested in the 3 bands of vhf/UHF and weather. The dual receive would have been nice but I really don't think I will miss it. $219 for radio from gigaparts . Also 12 volt charger, diamond antenna, soft case, and waterproof mic/speaker for less than the kenwood alone.