I never thought I would own a $3800 radio or trade a Collins 30L-1 for it. Come to think of it, I never thought I would own a 30L-1 either. A really nice 30L-1 is worth about $1000. A nice TS-950sd is also worth about $1000. So the trade was probably fair, but I think I got the better end of that deal.

The only complaint I have is I regularly get whistle bit. This thing has too many bells and whistles. I don’t need most of them and sometimes I get confused but this rig is the best I have ever heard on receive and I have never had anything but good reports on transmit. I have had it for about a year now and use it nearly every day.