I am partial to Icom and have the IC-9100. I really like the radio- and with the 9700 on the horizon, the price of the 9100 will drop and you get HF as a bonus. The 1.2Module was a 15 minute install by me, I am not a tech but handy with electronics and it was a snap. The Ts-2000 is a bit dated on technology since its introduction I believe around 1999. The 9100 was introduced around 2010, and is almost eight years old. The 9700 will only have 2, 432, and 1.2 so no bargain. My 2 cents. I use Ft-8 and its great, digital mode with a USB to my desktop.