I am happy to report the forthcoming arrival of a new radio – a “2 day old” Icom IC-9100 HF/VHF/UHF from LAM Communications shop in Barnsley. After a chat on the phone this morning with Lee Marsh a deal was struck. Unfortunately it sees the departure of my trusty Yaesu FT-2000 which was may main radio for quite some time, but it was starting to be neglected and I am more than happy to see it get used properly for some great DX by another user.
My shack is now starting to veer towards the Icom brand, and the IC-9100 will sit with my IC-7700 and IC-706 Mk2G in prime position, whilst the 897D will continue to offer itself for DX’peditions and the likes. I do still have a few Yaesu radios… but time will tell on how long I keep them 😉