Because I'm not the only person, I'm sure, that would buy one up immediately. I think the old rigs have so much more going for them than the simple sentimental value, since they were discrete component based Hybrid transceivers, these. OK, the 830 had a PLL unlike its predecessors. I think Kenwood should forget the pressure from the 'Carbon Trading' muppets and just buy enough Carbon credits that would allow them to restart a fabrication line for some of their best, earlier rigs. Bigger rigs with more steel, less plastic and no VLSI chips means more energy used, but I don't believe in any of that black propaganda anyway. I can't even look at a Kenwood TS2000 without feeling a bit queezy and uneasy about the future of the activity of Amateur Radio. Bring back the Beef and bones, or the beans and cabbage if you're vegetarian and the real world qualities of the old Hybrid Rigs. Current HF transceivers are coming to resemble software programs, running inside a box controlled by a 64-bit, 4-core µPc. I want the old rigs, that you can smell and touch, are truly hands on and that we can even fix when they break, probably. Moreover they have tubes. Truly, I hear an earthly cry go out for a Renaissance of what is good, wholesome, useable, virtually unbreakable and that has absolutely nothing to do with the New Order of things. I have a dream. Please God above let us pass over into the valley of the richly blessed and May it be filled with a Renaissance of Vintage Rebirth Hybrid HF transceivers. Praise God Above, I have A Dream. Now let us start a campaign of letter writing to Kenwood and plead with them to start a Vintage style Hybrid Rig Assembly line. 'Amen.'