This radio is a solid performer both in TX and RX. Super low noise floor on RX, that allows you to hear the weakest of stations. And the TX, second to none. I get plenty of unsolicited reports of excellent sounding audio from this rig (and I only thought that could be accomplished with a Kenwood). This radio has reintroduced me to Yaesu. So unless Kenwood can match or surpass the quality of the FT-2000, at, or close to the cost of the FT-2000, looks like my Kenwood days are over. Don't take my word for it(or what anyone else says) about this GREAT radio, Go to any reputable ham dealer, and operate the radio yourself. Once you get past all of the eye candy that this radio has to offer, you will find the performance of this rig is spectacular.