BACKGROUND In January, I passed my Extra Exam. Last week, I got a J-Pole antenna (1/2" copper, needs a bit of work) and I have on order or have the items needed to put it on a 15-20 foot mast but I will probably move it to the top of the house to get maximum height at a later date. I ordered some good LMR-400 cable to install it. Currently, I have three (3) handheld VHF/UHF radios (Baofeng 2 each UV-5R and 1 each 8FHP) which I have been using lately after putting a mobile antenna on the roof (magnet mount since my roof is metal). I would like to hear recommendations for a VHF/UHF mobile radio. I intend to purchase a new one, I am in no mood to wait around to find a good use one and anyway, I prefer a new one. I figure I will use it as a Base Station and later it will end up in my truck. I am leaning towards iCom, since I have every intention of purchasing a IC-7300 in the future when I decide to go HF, and, of course, Yaseu. So, here we go... 1. Please recommend a VHF/UHF mobile rig taking into consideration cost, functionality, the changing state of amateur comms (SDR, digital), your experience with unit, etc., basically anything supporting your recommendation. 2. Would you think it wiser to invest a bit more money, about 2X more, into something like the Yaesu FT-857D that does HF/VHF/UHF (all bands) and has good power also? It doesn't have an internal antenna turner which sort of sucks and adds cost... Remember this will go into my truck at some future date...I just don't think I would ever do/need HF in a truck but perhaps you can talk to that also. Anyway, as usual, I am having a tough time deciding so all input, advice, experience, recommendations would be greatly appreciated.