The 7200 is back- for now- so take advantage of it. I think someone at Icom read this blog when I bitched about them discontinuing anything suitable for field use- GOOD!
This is probably the best HF set for the money out there, bar none, for its impressive receiving capability alone, in addition to its simplicity and direct digital interface. It’s simplicity is a giant asset for new users, and while not the most power-friendly set made, it’s positives far outweigh its drawbacks. Mine is the go-to base unit, and I think yours will become that too.