Hello there, I'm sure there's plenty of newbies asking repeated questions so my apologies for re-asking, I've searched google and on here to no avail. I was at a ham-bash a couple weeks ago and I was talking about maybe getting a mobile radio for my car when it was suggested I could get a linear amp for my Yaesu HT. I'm not looking to reach china with this thing, just bump the power enough so people can hear me on the popular repeater on the other side of town. I didn't follow up with detailed questions about the linear amp as I thought I could simply search it and come up with something. Well there's a ton of things out there and I'm having a difficult time sifting through it all, maybe it's that I'm not well versed on the terminology for specifics, but it was my understanding I could plug my "kiss" antenna into a small linear amp that carries a low watt D/C cable I could plug into a cigarette adapter and not have to mainline something to my car battery or fuse boxes. I didn't want to invest a lot of time and money into this car as I'll most likely be getting something else in the near future and like the idea of everything being portable where I could bring it inside and use a wall plug as well (antenna outside of course). Thanks for any pointers.