After reading the great review I decided to order the FTM-350R. I was torn between this and the IC-2820. I do have a few small questions not covered yet by the reviews or comments. The 10ft extension cable that attaches the head unit to the body, is it a standard extension cable sort of like phone or RJ-45? If not, does anyone know the pin-out so I can make my own to length. I have access to all the connectors and kits so making a cable is not a problem since I do it all the time. How is the memory grouping/banks configured? I have the VX-8R and I like the way it has multiple banks. Sort of like my old scanners. Can I configure the 350 in the same manner? I know I will have to duplicate the entries between left and right. I currently have a Uniden 996T scanner installed in my 05 Chevy Tahoe center glove box and using the RH-96 remote head. I was planning on swapping the 996 for the 350 since my antenna and power source are already routed to this location. I see the 350 has no fan unit like some of the other radios. Does it get hot and would mounting it in a glove box be a bad idea?