Today, I disconnected my Kenwood TS-570D(G) and brought it to an old friend of mine, PE1BKJ. Some time ago, he suffered a stroke, Since then, he has problems remembering things. He used an old Yaesu FT-7 (10 Watt) with a manual tuner. In many cases, he could not figure out anymore if the SWR was ok or not.
Although the TS-570 might not the ultimate transceiver (from an ergonomic point of view), it does have an internal antenna tuner and most functions can be accessed by the push of a button. No menu’s needed.
Let’s see if he can work with it. If so, we’ll have to look for a good second hand TS-570.