Thanks. A few things.....Ruggedness as you point out. Performance.
And lastly, (and I may be getting myself in some trouble here) I would like to have capability in amateur and GMRS in the same unit. (I will be applying for a GMRS license). I know there are some issues around type acceptance but am thinking their are units out there approved for 90 and 95.
My reason for wanting both services in one radio is so that I can practice amateur and also use the units with my wife in the malls (when I am not feeling like spending time in the Gap
I am almost afraid to hear your answer, so be gentle. Thanks