Some Hams are very Wealthy and just hafta have the NEWEST rig out there. But when they get it, they realize they have too many rigs and they sell it off quickly cutting the losses. Or some Hams splurge and buy one up, but then lose a job or have pricey medical or other expenses; and have to start cashing the radios in. The Kenwood is FAR more affordable than the Icoms or Yaesus, so lotsa folks are snatching them up! Not many folks can come up with the $2900 for a FT-2000 or $6000 for a FTdx5000, but $1400 for the TS-590s is DOABLE!
I love my cats!
PHOEBE and PENELOPE MEW!