Hi, I'm looking at either the FT-450D or the FT-991A radios, and wanted some feedback, particularly on the 991A. I'm currently researching what I need to do the Foundation and Intermediate licenses (I'm in the UK). The 450D seems to be a lot of radio for the money, but the 991A has some features that the 450D doesn't have (VHF/UHF is the major one, and a few differences in filters). I have read that early 991 (NOT 'A' units) had problems with the finals, but it would seem this has been resolved? I'm also interested in digital modes, and it would seem that the 991A is easier to handle than the 450D? Ignoring the VHF/UHF of the 991A for a moment, is there any reason I should look at the 450D instead? From what I can tell, the 991A is overall a solid radio with great features. I'm just put off (slightly) by this finals problem. I'm hoping it has been fixed (I can't find anything to suggest it is still a problem). The 450D seems to be great value for everything you get, but I'm concerned I will want more soon, and end up trading it for something else anyway. I am interested in the VHF/UHF capability of the 991A, which is why this is posing a problem! I'm also interested in at least exploring/messing around with data modes, and the 991A seems to make this a bit easier to do vs. the 450D. Thanks for your feedback.