Hand held Transceiver

No-I believe that is a scanner or receiver only. You need a transceiver if you want to have a back up hand held-

I use the sporty s one--the batteries last a good long while.
Absolutely right, a scanner only receives. A transceiver will both transmit and receive. I personally have an Icom I'm real happy with.
That is just a scanner as mentioned, and is VERY expensive for one that only receives air band.
I have the ICOM IC-A6. It works well, and the battery lasts a while. It was reasonable in the $$ dept too