I am in the market for another radio. I currently have an IC-718 at home, and though a nice radiofor the price, it is definatly not the greatest either. My goal is to have a radio that will work as a base, mobile, and portable. Mobile/Portable will probably be limited to ocasional use when traveling with our travel trailer. I am considering the following: IC-7000 FT-897D FT-857D FT-480SAT or HX The The first three do everything, but the two yeasus and the kenwood are older designs, and I believe they all do their DSP in the audio path. The 897D presents the largest footprint for mobile use with no ability to detach the faceplate/controls, but it has some nice options for portable use (i.e. builtin battery pack). The IC-7000 is the newest design with the DSP in the IF chain, but I have read mixed reviews on the durability of the unit with heat being a major issue with it. I would love to jump on an IC-7000, but the last thing I want is cooked finals, and with the potential for less than perfect VSWR in portable/mobile use from what I have read this could be a major factor. I know everyone is going to have their opionions, but I am looking for some real world comments on any/all of these radios. Is the IF DSP worth the risk of a shorter time to repair?