K3NG reported on www.amateurradio.com on his visit to Dayton:
"Yaesu did not announce an FT-817 replacement, which salespeople in the booth sheepishly acknowledged."I wonder if they plan to launch this by Christmas? I expect it will push C4FM. As Yaesu has missed the last solar peak, I wonder if this one will include 1296MHz and omit the lower HF bands? One covering all bands from 12m-23cms with auto-ATU on HF would be good. I have already said the features I'd expect in earlier blog posts.