Yes, but the ALC issue affected only owners who used an amplifier --most hams don't-- and Kenwood fixed it(and still will) OUT OF WARRANTY FREE OF CHARGE. When they did mine, they also updated it to the latest firmware and tuned-it-up to factory specs. Really? I see 13 of them have sold on eBay in the last 90 days. Yet they still continue to sell in sufficient numbers for Kenwood to keep it in their line-up.