While we're talking about new rigs (see kenwood thread), what's up with the new Alinco HF radio?
For the life of me I can't figure out why anybody would buy one of these. Who exactly is Alinco targeting? Are these more appealing in other parts of the world? Talk about ugly!
If they sell at a steeper discount than say icom or yaesu, then I can see the appeal, it's just the cheapest choice possible. At the listed price, however, it seems to me that there are much better choices.