It’s started. My Yaseu only has 300mW of power output on 222MHz. I could software mod the radio but I hear the power amplifier in the radio doesn’t play nicely with higher power levels on 222MHz. Something to do with the spectral purity being a few db lower than the requirements. So I’ll not screw with it.
I found an inexpensive KST V6 that does a full 5W of power output on 220-225MHz. So I ordered one. So now it’s TWO radios.