Several factors were considered when looking at radios:
- Transmit frequency bands
- Receive frequency bands
- Tx and Rx audio quality
- Ease of use
- Reputation for quality
Along with the radio I ordered a DC power adapter for use in my truck, and an adapter to allow me to connect an antenna with a BNC connector to the unit's SMA connector. I also ordered a small, fold-up pocket reference for the radio's features.
Today I got an email with the UPS tracking number. Hopefully, I'll get the radio next week and can at least start to listen on the Rx bands, even if I can't transmit for awhile.