The Yaesu Vertex VX-177 is a rugged, compact, high-performance FM 70cm handheld delivering up to 5 watts of RF power. Following on the success of the VX-150, the VX-177 has a larger display, double the battery capacity and significantly higher audio output (700 mW). The 16 key keypad supports direct frequency entry and 4 column DTMF. One exciting new feature of the VX-177 is Enhanced Paging and Code Squelch (EPCS) that allows you to page a particular station and only receive calls from that station, if desired, and a security password features that protects against unauthorized use. You also get one-touch access to the Yaesu WIRES-II™ VOIP Internet Linking System! An extensive menu system allows you to tailor the radio to your personal preferences. The Yaesu Vertex VX-177 has very similar features but covers the 440 MHz band instead of the 2 meter band. Receive range is 420-470 MHz.