So we planned a grand tour of the eastern US. The XYL agreed to allow a real radio instead of a handheld. I put two used drier sheets down and installed my best mag-mount, God help me if the paint got scratched. I attached the TM-V71 to the cupholders with wire and away we went. I made seven 2M simplex contacts with only one confirmed so far. I expected more activity on the interstates. Once we got to southern Maine I setup the second band to scan the marine frequencies. Ship traffic gets a little salty but then they are sailors, ha ha. All in all a great trip.