What about installing a Laserbeam filter? Won’t some of the (somewhat essential) aftermarket mods void the warranty anyway?
FT818 is the future. For FT817 the support will end soon.
I ended up with a FT818ND found a few 817 but either too far away or sold very quickly so i saw a 817 in a shop and a good price , i went down today and was sold today so i ended up buying a 818 instead of a wasted journey . acording to ML&S yaesu will surport parts for the 817ND for 10 years