With the lack of commercial 222 SSB rigs available for use I'm wondering if anyone has ever taken a more modern 2 meter (144 MHz) rig that is SSB capable and converted it to work on the 222 MHz ? If so, which model and how difficult? I currently use an FT-736R for 222 SSB. I don't use the other 3 bands in the radio at all. When contesting the FT-736R is somewhat of a burden as it does not have a CAT interface that will provide frequency/mode information to any logging software. The FT-736R CAT interface is a one-way interface, software drives the radio, but no status is sent back to the computer. My other VHF/UHF SSB gear have a more modern CAT interface and work with just about any logging software. I would prefer to have the same ability on 222 MHz and I'm not ready to move to a transverter for 222 MHz I used transverters for just about everything except 6 meters back in the 1970s & 80s and don't feel like dealing with the complexity of getting it all hooked up and working or the risk of setting something wrong while operating and smoking something. A very common occurrence back in the transverter days.