I fiddled with CHIRP for about an hour and found it relatively easy to program my two Baofeng hand held radios. Once you get a hang of it you will find it pretty easy. I love that you can sort your freqs by state and county repeaters and also add the NOAA weather channels. I suggest watching this video to help you get a sense of it before you start. It sure beats trying to manually program 125 channels!
It was time to get a new 2 meter HT and I decided to get a dual band this time. I recently purchased on Amazon two Boafeng UV-5RV2+ radios for under $70 and like them very much. Here is the link for the Amazon deal… http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IA9Q78W/ref=pe_385040_127541860_TE_dp_2
Here is a good video comparing the Baofeng and Wouxun Dual Banders…
I will need to add a better antenna to them but for the money they seem pretty nice. Audio is excellent. Programming them manually is a bit of a pain in the drain, so I downloaded the free CHIRP software and had them programmed in under an hour. Once you get a sense of the CHIRP software future changes will go smoothly. (I’ll post another video about using CHIRP.)