I just purchased this today for $69 for 2 radios, unfortunately it is a uni charger set up, none the less, I sat for all of 3 min's on the first radio and less than a min. on the second radio to set them to the repeater. amazing how easy that was. anyway they are large and lite so they will float, the antenna seems rugged and molded to the case. I can't stress how easy the set up was. I will be giving one of these to the senior who destroys radios and see how it does. Expect updates on on wear and effective range, as far as range is concerned I don't expect them to preform as well as the baofeng but we will see.