Radio Shack HTX-10 I have had this radio for about 10 years, alway mobile with a hamstick antenna. I have made a few SSB DX contacts, but with a mobile antenna and only 25 watts I hear many operators calling CQ that cannot hear me. Pros: Low price. This is one of only a handful of affordable 10 meter radios that allow a technician to get onto an HF band without paying hundreds of dollards. I personally prefer the T-style power connector that is common to Yaesu radios. I'm glad that Radio Shack did not use yet another connector type. The noise blanker does make a noticeable difference, especially with all the vehicle electrical interference while operating mobile. If you have strong enough signals, the scan funtion is nice. Most signals I hear are not enough to break through the squelch if I have it turned up high enough for scanning. Cons: I often have to adjust the fine tuning knob. I don't know if my radio has frequency shift or if the other operators are not on 1Khz frequency steps. It works well, but I'm not sure if this is a problem or feature. The RF gain seems like an on/off switch. Below a certain point I can barely hear a signal, then it is highly amplified with no variation in between. The mic seems more like a toy than an amateur radio mic. It doesn't seem to cosmetically match the radio. No CW. Though you can hear CW via SSB, there is no way to send it. This is one feature provided by the HTX-100 that has tempted me to upgrade to that model.