I am taking my elements 2 and 3 tests next Saturday and I'm researching my first transceiver. I think what I want is a dual band (2m/70cm) handheld with 5 watts max and submersible. The one I've found is the discontinued Yaesu FT-50R. Are there any other comparable (better? not discontinued?) units that meet these criteria? Do these criteria make sense for a first transceiver? Thanks!