I've had the exact opposite experience Ed. Got a pair of GTX's as a gift and they conked out after two weeks. Brought them back to Cabela's and got a new set and those lasted two months. In the meantime, I had received yet another set of GTX's as a present and those lasted about 4 months. So, out of 6 GTX's, I have ONE radio that is still operable My next set will be Motorola's.