The FT-25E is a very compact, ruggedly constructed Handheld VHF with three selectable power settings 5W / 2.5W / .5W allowing each user to select the power they need.The big front speaker provides a full 1 watt of crisp, clear audio quality. The unit comes supplied with a 1950mAh Li-ion battery pack capable of over 9 hours of operation, with an optional higher capacity 2500mAh Li-ion battery for over 11.5 hours of operating time. A 2.5 hour rapid charger comes standard, making the transceiver ready to operate at any time.The newly designed large white LED displays are vibrant and highly visible. Four Quick Recall Keys (QRK) are user programmable to instantly recall favorite channels with just the push of a button. VOX operation is available with the optional Earpiece Microphone SSM-512B. Other useful features included: versatile scanning capabilities such as Programmable VFO Scan, Memory Scan, Priority Channel Scan, and Weather Alert Scan, WX Channels with «Severe Weather» Alert, PC Programming, Transceiver-to-Transceiver Cloning, FM Broadcast Receiver, Automatic Range Transponder System (ARTS), CTCSS/ DCS Operation, Busy Channel Lockout (BLCO), Automatic Power Off feature, and Transmitter Time Out Timer (TOT).