Summary: Overall this radio is a good buy for the money. The strength of the signal was better than the Uniden radio it replaced. But, like most radios it does better when there are no structures to obstruct the signal. 22 miles is reduced to around 1/2 mile in town. The only drawbacks I see to this product is that there is no backlight to illuminate the screen and the volume could go up a few more levels. Overall a good radio. Not a great radio.