Even though I've been licensed since the 80s, except for a brief period 15 years ago, I haven't operated HF but would like to get back in it. I currently have no equipment for it. Asking a ham colleague of mine about equipment he knows is for sale, he offered a fully-loaded Yaesu FT-1000MB he owns but hasn't been using. The price is substantially below-market. Based on what I've been reading here and elsewhere, this seems to be a popular and favored rig but I'm concerned that it would be an overkill situation for someone such as myself. Would this be an appropriate choice or should I continue looking for something a little less capable as a starter rig?
Your thoughts will be appreciated!