Well, finally after 6 months of wrangling around, head scratching, talking about, and trying to decide to (or NOT) buy a FT-817ND with Z-817 ATU - I did it, it is on order!
This is my second impulse buy of the year, and it only took 6 months!!
Now, I only have to wait the required few days for the postal service for delivery, . . but, do I have to wait even longer to open it on Christmas day? . . . - Nah!
I'll soon be calling CQ
Now, where was that 817 yahoo group??