Sorry about your rig, I love mine and hope it would out last me. I chase DX as you can see from my call sign and I've done very well with the 1000MP just hate to spend an hour waiting for an opening, that's why I bought a legal limit Amp. I will basically only use over 1k for new countries only. I was using an AL-811H and was doing well other than sometimes waiting too long to get through.
Thanks aging for slapping me over the head to regained my two senses.