Hi folks -- I want to try my hand at setting up a simplex repeater on GMRS because... well... why not? While I could drop a few bucks on a Baofeng, I'd prefer something a little more robust (although the BF-888s would probably work for testing/initial build). I've recently been made aware of the Bendix/King VHF/UHF portable units which look like they'd fit the bill -- not too fancy, readily available used, and built like a Mack truck. I've been looking on ebay for BK handhelds and they seem to be there, but a lot of them look kind of rough. I'd like to avoid this turning into a "buy enough junk radios to get enough parts to get one good working one" type of project (for now, anyway), so I'm wondering what else might be available used that would be similar to this type of radio? I know there are a lot of the big-name handhelds out there (Kenwood, Motorola, etc...) but they tend to command a higher asking price used than I want to spend. I'm hoping to tap into the collective intelligence here to see what less-well-known brands (at least, to someone not in the industry, such as myself) might also show up and be a good fit for this type of project. So... any ideas or advice is welcome.