Given my pending move to AZ, I would like to get a portable 2m radio for all those open spaces where cell phones are ineffective and for hiking/camping. I have a little radio experience from my firefighting background, but no ham experience. I bought Ham Radios for Dummies and read it already. Is there anything on the tech test that you can not get from that book or the internet? What portable radio would you recommend for me? I would like a 2m radio w/ the ability to set some channels, all that stuff you need to use repeaters (tone-coding or whatever it was called), a half decent amount of wattage available, the ability to hook it into a larger antenna when at home, and cost effective. Being able to hook a hand mike to it would be nice too, but not necessary. Thanks in advance.