The FT847's power switch which has been slowly failing since last autumn finally have up the ghost at the weekend (it was bound to fail during a decent tropo opening, after all). So that's in for repair.
So that I can keep an eye on 2m, I've slotted in my IC706 MK1. The receiver isn't of the same quality as the FT847, but it's fine. The PI7CIS beacon was a steady S7 last night and GB3VHF well over S9. With 10w available, rather than the normally 50w, it may be harder to make DX QSOs, but I'm sure something will be possible.