THE HUGE ADVANTAGE IS YOU CAN STILL SERVICE THE Kenwood TS-940 Radio !!
Remember the only reason most 940 owners ever sell, is their radio has now developed faults, and they cannot bear the large cost of getting another person to repair the radio. So sadly they replace it with a radio that is working, for economic reasons. Most say if it had not developed faults I will still be using it because its performance is as good as all the latest models.
Almost all radios after 1991 have been made using surface mount technology. The components are very small and difficult to work on. For many amateurs servicing these radios is difficult, and requires soldering equipment with good temperature control, very fine tips and electrostatic safe.
The TS-940, (and others of the very early 1990s like the Icom 765, and Yaesu FT-1000D) can still be serviced, and most parts are still readily available at local stores.
You can use standard off the shelf equivalent capacitors, resistors, ICs and often equivalent replacement transistors. The cost of these parts is low and they are readily easily available.
The only parts hard to get are ICs specially programmed by Kenwood [Only a few of these in the 940]
You can buy second hand TS-940 boards on EBay and elsewhere at very reasonable prices.
With second hand boards and parts you can still obtain every component. Don’t sell your TS-940… Repair it.
If you like kits (or previously assembled Heath-kit radios), then you could say the TS-940 is like one large kit set, preassembled.