It was alright, but reception was bad at times. I was on top of a tower once thinking it should do great but it didn't work worth a damned. I was trying coordinate some tests on a radar system with a tech below on the ground. Damned think kept beeping when I keyed it because it could not reach the phone tower. It was strong however, it was clipped to my climbing harness and fell off while I was 50 feet up a tower. It fell in the rocks below and just popped the battery out. Maybe the newer ones are better, this was back around 2002, damn time flies.