Hi Richard: Yes! I fully support your concept and *WOULD* put my money where my mouth (read keyboard) is. I especially like Mode A as I am able to operate it from my mobile. With the huge success of the ICOM 706 Mark II radio (of which I own one) there is a potential for an incredible number of new satellite users. I would love to operate Mode S but that is not too likely at the present time nor in the immediate future. I do a fair amount of travelling and I love to operate Mode A or KT from my car, sometimes while rolling down the highway. Mode A is to satellite radio what 2M FM is to terrestrial radio. 73 Scott --- Scott Leaf VE7VDX - VHF DX Grid Square CN89 email@example.com Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.