I like to get out with a purpose. Usually, my rig takes me places where I like to do other things. I have bikes, kayaks and feet that like to get away from the vehicle more than I tend to take the truck down trails these days. This is not to say that 4 wheeling is not a goal; time to take advantage of extended outings just hasn't been in abundance. That said, I decided that I wanted a communication system that would function with a general purpose. I wanted to use both amateur radio frequencies and CB communications.