How many people here carry at least 1 HT on them? (Legally) and which do you carry and what for? I've been keeping my Yaesu VX8R on me or in my bag for the past few days (it just came out) and before that I had my Kenwood TH-D7 on me. My thinking was that they pick up TV (at least for another couple of weeks), Radio (FM/AM/SW), and WX (Alerts as well) .. Also the TH-D7 and VX8R do APRS, so I can have people track me if I'm going out on a S&R outing or letting family know my whereabouts. How many people out there don't have ham licenses, but have been thinking of it.. And why? Do you think about emergency radio? (RACES/ARES) Were you in the military and do MARS? I'm in the process of volunteering for the Red Cross in their communications group.