I have to wonder what really happened at the Yaesu service center to warrant the reaction they provided. Despite the MARS mod (read CB MOD - OK, that wasn't fair. I forgot about 60M) I smell something less than pleasantly aromatic with the whole deal. I only had one Yaesu, one of the hybrids of which I can't remember (besides the FT101E) that needed repair. Got it basically for free from a guy that didn't want to mess with it. Flipped it for a couple hundred bucks back in the day, wishing now I would've stored it away till later and repaired it myself. The free money won the argument at the time (doesn't it always?). That could be part of it I suppose.