Clueless: Handheld Radio advice needed
I would 2nd the recommendation on the IC-M1V. Its a great radio, has all the features you could ever want, is highly portable, and the battery life is stunning. I sail out of Newport as well and have never had a problem with range or clarity. I bought mine at Defender. Not to scare you away from Ebay but some of the electronics on their are last year''s model or are factory refurbished and may or make not carry the manufactures warranty.