I have owned two of these rigs. The original, bought new in 1992 is in daily use. Only issue has been a failed final (about 8 years ago). Replacement gives out 35w on 2m instead of 50, but not a major issue for me. Second rig was a backup and sold to a friend of mine and still going strong. If you can get a dtmf mic, that really helps with IRLP / echolink. Nice big clear display, crossband repeater is great for using a hand held around the house. Just seen another for sale on our ebay, and seriously considering buying it.