Have been using my new 9700 and like it alot. Not a lot of activity but I'm working on getting a better antenna situation. So on 144.200 there was the remnants of a 2 meter net, checked in and worked a mobile unit about 30 miles away. Chatted with him and it just came to me I asked him to switch over to AM mode. It was great, and then another W1 checked in on AM. The last time I worked 2 meter AM mode, (checking log from 1970's) was in 1980 using an old Ameco TX-62, a little over 40 years ago ! Here's a snippet from my log.