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Perfectly reasonable as a starter but read my advice
on February 12, 2018
Good starter hand-held for the newly licensed ham. Do not torture yourself with the manual. You will never learn to field program using it. Use the instructions at miklor.com instead. Turn off the tail tone. Learn menu items 11,13, 26, 25, 28,27 and try them in that order. Learn to field program by hand. Chirp will not be available when you are away from home and need to find a new repeater. Learn this sequence for each menu item: In frequency mode: press the numbers for the frequency you want to program. Make sure the "lady's" voice is on to talk you through it. Press Menu: <menu #> Menu (again) <up or down on arrow buttons> Menu (again). Hopefully the "lady" will tell you you were successful. Press <Exit>. Repeat for each Menu item. See? That manual was never going to get you that far...Use Repeater Book to find the repeaters and settings you need.