Short background. Recently got my ham license (Technician) and have a Baofeng HT to start with. Just getting going on the gear, and I know someone here will be able to lend a hand. I was reading 2 meter radio recommendation | Survival Forums the other day, and looking on eBay at various prices. [Probably won't purchase on eBay, as I don't like to purchase items over $150 there. But it is a good place to do some research.] I thought, why purchase a 2 band radio if I can get a Quad band in the same price range? In the $250 to $300 price range, one car get a transceiver for the car. I will be using this for the home and getting a separate 13.7V power supply for operation when at home. Here are the two radios that I am comparing. [I'm open to others, but these two are a good comparison as the Yaesu is a well known name for reliability.] Yaesu FT-7900R dual band 2 meter / 70 cm $250 to $300 on eBay (doesn't mean that I would purchase on eBay, just looking) Well known name brand An example Yaesu ft 7900R 2 Meter Dual Band FM Transceiver 144 430MHz 50 40W 788026116423 | eBay TYT TH-9800 PLUS Quad band 10 meter/ 6 meter/ 2 meter/ 70cm $239 to $300 on eBay Not well known name An example TYT TH 9800 Plus 29 50 144 430 MHz Quad Band Transceiver Mobile Radio USB Cable | eBay Keep in mind that I am likely to use this as a home base radio, as I am unable to spend $500 to $1200 on a home transceiver like a Kenwood. Later on, I suppose I could install this in a car if I get a home setup. Or, if I like the radio that I purchase here well enough, purchase a second for the car. So, some specific questions. Anyone own a TYT radio that would care to comment on its performance? Anyone that uses 10 meter or 6 meter care to comment? I understand that 6 meter band varies in transmission (due to sunspots, according to Wikipedia and other websites). In a true SHTF scenario, wouldn't it be best to have a radio like this that "does it all"? Thanks! I appreciate the help.