Just after working the ZL9 this weekend I left the shack for a bit, came back and noted absolutely no output from my 7800 when I keyed it. Thinking I had pushed some button or set something wrong, I looked all around, pushed this and that, but nothing going. NO output, though the ALC meter registered just fine. I quickly wondered if the output transistors had fried, turned up the RF output pot to maximum, keyed the rig again and the breaker blew. So much for that!! So now, what to do?? I obviously plan to fix the rig, but here's the deal. It was a "first run" of the model, which I've had since 2005. Lord knows I've run the rig hard and have gotten WAY more out of it than I planned. It has some other problems . . . . RF in the headphone jack, receive preamp 1 blew out after a nearby lightning strike years ago, no 3rd roofing filter . . . . SSSsssssoooooooo . . . . after getting it fixed, I'm thinking of selling it and either - 1) get a new 7800 with all the modern fixes. Or . . . 2) looking at another make/model high end rig. I *really* like the 2nd receiver, and use that quite a bit. Having to get used to the usual "split" feature of most rigs without being able to listen to both frequencies at once is a pain (yup I know, got spoiled, huh??). I will likely send the rig back to Icom America, which is a long ways from Florida. As an aside, anyone know of anyone that does a good job fixing Icoms?? I don't dare fool around in the innards of these high-fluting, modern rigs with their tiny components. What to do, what to do???