But for 50 bucks as a small knock around radio, cheap enough to give away, they do have a spot. When I use mine on the mobility scooter ( stuck in my shirt pocket) I use a 1 inch tall 2m / 440 antenna so it does not poke me, and lets me talk to my friends in a place like Visalia or Pacificon, but for 50 dollars, such a deal, and to be able to give it to a 10 or 11 year old young lady or man when they pass their Tech test, yea, just fine. Not a super HT, but it has its uses.
Ya know whats funny Steve, I have radios in the shack, radios in the car, radios ( lots of radios) in the truck, and almost never carry a HT, but looking around the shack I have 6 multi banders and 4 monobanders, and can't remember the last time a actually used one. Go figure.