I would like a run down of the goods and bads between the VX-8r vs. the TH-F6 by kenwood. i already have the THF6 & have been considering the yaesu for 6m use... How is the alpha tags? scan speed decent? is it truly water resistant/proof? I am a huge fan of Yaesu ADMS software so it looks like programming is a breeze. What quad band Duck antenna do you use with your VX8r? How about the Wideband Receive for SW or AIRBAND and AM cb ? The WB receive on my kenwood isn't that spectacular and it will suffer from intermod with a large antenna however i am able to listen to CW freely and a small bit of SSB on 20m ( don't expect it to be a True SW receiver) with elevation using a 40" pushup bnc antenna. hows the internal speaker? stock battery life? do the buttons have that clickity feel? does the HT feel solid and durable?