Dont let the price fool you. These arent your department store walkie-talkies! The Baofeng BF-UV5R is powerful and affordable UHF and VHF HAM radio option for those wanting a more adventure/emergency ready radio. It features 128-channels to provide local area two-way amateur communications as well as matched monitoring capability. Its scan function allows the user to find active frequencies. The UV5R is rich with features found on far more expensive HAM radios. With the right channels and antenna, Baofeng radios have been known to communicate for miles! Kenwood 2-pin accessories work with the radio. Please observe all FCC laws prior to use.