I am looking at a new in the box YAESU FT-2900R 2 meter for $139.00.

Knowing that I have a repeater within a 1/2 mile of my house, is this a good price for this radio?

Its a 75 Watt version of the 2800.

I have to decide between this and the PX-777. I like the handheld portability, but I have the facility for a pretty good antenna so a 75 Watt would be good. (Next closest repeater is 7 miles, then there a couple more at the 50 mile range and thats it.

Thanks