Wonder what the replacement will be for it? Obviously not the FTDX3000 as that doesn't do dual receive. Is the FTDX5000 considered its replacement?
Wonder when Yaesu is coming out with another satellite rig? Or an all DSP version of the FT857/897 to compete with the Icom 7000/7100?
The replacement for it (price range, not functional replacement), is the 3000. I do not think they will issue a functional replacement, as the 5000 is pretty popular as a Dual Receive radio, as well as a superior radio.