We bought a Uniden Atlantis 250 handheld VHF radio at the 2008 Vancouver boat show. We bought the radio as we wanted a hand held to use from the dinghy or in an emergency. We've had good reception with the radio. The battery holds a charge well. It has been wet many times without any problems. And finally, we accidentally baked it in our oven for ten minutes at 350f and it is still working fine, though it probably isn't waterproof anymore. All this for a radio available well under C$100.