The Yaesu FT-1900r Transceiver is the first radio I bough brand new, I have had it for maybe 2 years purchasing it at the first hamfest I had ever attended. I get 20 to 40 mile range with it, using a home made j pole 18 to 20 feet above the ground. The internal speaker is very good with a connection for an external speaker. It’s only a 2 meter right but it does a great job for local traffic. I enjoy it very much and is a great rig.