Last Saturday I went to an old friend who was celebrating his birthday. I took the car, but left my dual-band rig plus antenna at home. Instead I used the Baofeng UV-5R inside the car, using the stock antenna, and tuned to my local 70cm repeater PI2FLD. Distance from the repeater to my friend’s home was about 40 Km / 25 miles. Contact was never lost. Unbelievable.