All depends on how much programming you do. If you constantly tinker with your programming, travel a lot and reprogram for every trip, etc., then by all means spend money on a program if you think the features justify the expense. I've used BuTel in the past for a couple of my radios, and I think they're good. But I just don't reprogram enough to make it cost-effective.
That's where FreeScan comes in. It does just about everything the higher-priced software does, it's no more "buggy" (and the developer issues upgrades as needed,) imports from RR and other programs, and if you simply want to program and forget it, IMHO it's your best choice. Best of all it's FREE, or low cost if you choose to donate a few $.
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