I've been hoping to jump into some more complicated and up to date radios for my comms plan. One of the radios that I've been looking into is the Yaesu FT2D. Here's a review and a bit of info about the features. While some of the advantages of Yaesu's system fusion are only going to work in a grid up scenario, but it does have advantages for grid down scenarios as well. Some of those advantages are data (pictures) transmission peer to peer, the ability to transmit your gps coordinates to another radio, and text messaging peer to peer. It also adds a bit of security, in that not many people have this technology. If you are using it communicate between members of a family or group there is a higher chance that people will not be able to listen in. By this I mean, if you are transmitting using the digital mode only that type of radio can decipher the transmission. The average ham radio would not "hear" your transmission. I will add here that no transmission is totally secure and it is illegal to send encrypted signals.