Oh damn! That’s considerably more expensive than the Uniden PRO 520XL I was planning to buy. I’m going to go a step further and get a HAM radio as well. I want to be able to get that extra range if I need it.
I too plan to plan to get my license and install a ham radio. Considering most of my trips are in remote areas I'd certainly like to have the power and range to call for help if necessary.