Solidly built single band mobile for 222 MHz bands. Easy to program from the panel and microphone. For the eight channels in use in my region, I did not need the programming cable or software. This unit is used as a base station and replaces a 30 ish year- old Kenwood TM-3530A, which had died again. BCM-220 has great Rx and Tx audio, sensitive receiver, and works well so far. My other option was the TYT TH-9000 single bander. Several of my friends have those and like them, but the very mixed reviews on e-ham and other sites discouraged me from going that route. I have been seeing the Bridgecom ads in QST for quite a while and decided to try this radio out. I think it may be the only one around here, don't know of others yet. I will probably take it to a couple of club meetings to show. Was planning on Elmira Hamfest, as usual, but got sick and stayed home. Heard from friends it was cold, rainy, windy, and under- attended... Too bad... That is the best one around upstate NY these days. 73s
Took the repeater out of the box and was surprised at the quality of the construction. Took no time to put it on the air. The reception and transmitter are great. Better than we expected. A great piece of equipment.