I received a new McKinley today and used it as a base station. The following is not a list of "pros and cons" and/or complaints, but just some information to be passed-on. Out of the box, 2 to 4 watts using a MFJ-870 meter. (I hope the meter wiring has soldered connections....lol..lol) Gimmick? The display colors can be either orange, green or blue. (I've been in the CB world since 1966 and the good old clear or amber lighting worked-out just fine. The close location of the mic and the (most often used) Lock button can be difficult to access if you have bulky fingers. (Extra long fingernails would help) The font size of the letters for the Mic Gain, RF Gain, RF Power and Frequency Counter are very small for my old eyes, but I managed to get by. The Auto SWR check is OK, but you have to push-in the Channel Selector knob for each channel and it takes five minutes to complete the SWR check. Using the MFJ-870 was more convenient and easier for me. I have mixed feelings about the Auto Squelch Control. Another gimmick? I have no use for the Talk-Back feature and a few other features. It's a darn radio just like my good old flip phone! I just want to talk and listen. The mic is OK but is not "hefty" and rugged for mobile use. With the radio on my desk, the top and sides of the case seemed to be too warm for me and I would be concerned it would be warmer if the radio was installed in the dash of the vehicle. This radio has a lot of "bells and whistles" crammed into such a small case. I am returning the radio because I had planned on installing it into the dash of my vehicle but I do not want to take the risk of it getting excessively warm being buried into the dash.