I have two of these but only need one now. It is a great VHF handheld built to military specs. No modifications, no issues. In addition to the original battery, it has the genuine Icom BP-194 battery back so you can use 8 regular alkaline, rechargeable NiCd or NiMh AA cells. No worries about buying expensive future replacement battery backs. Great for emergency preparedness because you can always load fresh batteries.