After being very disappointed by PJ2 (Sporty's deleted a bad review by a pilot and the product is shipping with defective connectors), I selected Yaesu 450. Items in the box: There are a lot of items in the box, but I just charged the battery and screwed in the headset adapters. This is how it will be stored in my glove compartment. Performance: I could clearly hear the conversation between the tower and the pattern/arriving traffic 20 miles away. I was on a "hill", so had a direct line of sight to the planes, not sure about the tower. I did not test the transmission. Ease of use: I am sure it can do a lot more, but you can just type in the 5 digit frequency, and it instantly switches to it. That is all I need. Very simple.