geek art I am still waiting to get my Baofeng UV-5R radio at this stage. I want to get my hands on one and discover how well they work, and I actually am in need of a VHF/UHF dual band radio right at this time, nonetheless it seems each time i recieve ready to acquire one a new model is released. The latest to be released could be the Baofeng UV-5RAX, a 144MHZ and 220MHZ model. These are a unique version designed for the US market. Th only other way to get about the 220 MHZ band is by getting a tri-band radio costing over 300 dollars. Why spend much when you can get one for just fifty dollars.