Just mentioning, but Maxon is not an overly common brand here in the UK, usually found their stuff as cheap OEM kit mostly. Ironically, the almost unheard of PLL synthesized 49mhz handhelds I had as a kid (of which I am incredibly sentimental over) were actually Maxon units (the single channel crystallised examples were better known, even though not easy to find). So despite perceptions of Maxon radios being lower on the food chain than say the most baseline Motorola kit, Maxon kit is simply honest kit cheap enough to sacrifice if necessary but equally solid if looked after.
In fact, the classic 2 pp3’s-stacked size 49mhz crystalled items were around for decades after under many brands, so they can’t have been all bad.
I can safely say I actually owe part of my still being around to having had one in use when keeping in touch with a co-worker (they were my sets, unofficially used) on a site. If he hadn’t thought of giving me a shout, I would have been the victim of a nasty industrial accident where a loose hardened steel object would potentially have impaled me via the head when it fell and dropped.
Cheapo radio it was, the real value of having them was priceless.
That’s why I respect cheap, good worker, radios because I know having them can be the difference at times between all being well and dire consequences.