My favorite radio is still my old (1989 vintage) Kenwood TS-950SD. And last
time I checked, it still holds a few world records.
Yes, the 1000D and MP's I've used have been fine. Are they better than my
950? Maybe, maybe not.
One thing I like about my 950, it has been FLAWLESS, never a problem in all
these dozen years. Sometimes it just sits on Ascension Island, untouched
for a year or more, yet has never failed to fire-up or failed during a 48
hour contest. Amazing.
Other newer radios may have more bells and whistles, but not sure I would
use them all anyway.
NEW SUBJECT: Does anyone still make voice keyers? I'm anxiously awaiting
W9XT's latest for my notebook computer; but in the meantime urgently need
one for next month. Help anyone?