Love the detachable head and running mobile. Works great in shack too and well with digital modes. I run SSB mobile and PSK-31 primarily when fixed. Have taken it portable. Used ATAS-100 in car, beam and/or wire antenna when fixed. Never a problem. Have owned for over 10 years.
This is an excellent portable rig. Great for the car or portable use. I've used mine in the car for years and it performs great. It has a great noise blanker. You get the HF bands and the VHF/UHF bands all in one radio. The only problem I've had is that the driver transistor (not the final) went bad and had to have it repaired (that transistor is still available as of 2016). Work DX with it all the time from the car or when I go on trips.
Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. The graph below shows historical prices paid by hams over the years. May it guide you to good fortune...
|USD 850.00||Mint / New||2000||kk6fx|
|USD 500.00||Good / Used||2001||k9py|
|USD 410.00||Mint / Used||2010||eBay|
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