What seems like a really long time ago, but I guess it wasn't, I had an Icom IC-7600. I sure loved that rig. It was what I called my 1st really nice rig. My previous were good, but I purchased them with the intent of just learning what I like and dislike; then selling them and moving along.
When Icom released the IC-9100, I knew that the rig was for me. There are just so few VHF+ multi-mode (SSB/CW) rigs available and it also covered HF. So, the IC-9100 came on home. For a few months I didn't do anything with the IC-7600 and since there were a couple of problems with that: 1 - it's not cheap, and 2 - I can't abide having gear that I don't use; I put it up for sale.
Problem was, I missed it. A lot! As much as I like the IC-9100, I really, really liked the IC-7600.
A buddy of mine "upgraded" his QTH with a IC-7800 and now he had a IC-7600 just "sitting around." I knew his pain :), though, not in quite the same manner - an IC-9100 is NOT a IC-7800!!! So, he decided to put it up for sale a few months ago. I have to say, I've thought about it almost any time I think about Ham radio. His price was very reasonable and I know how he takes care of his gear - so that part was pretty easy; no concerns about equipment condition...
Well, last week while talking with him, I just decided to see if he still had the rig and Yep. He still did... Now he doesn't :)
So, I casually call the rigs "cousins" and the pair of them are working well in my shack. I must say, I really do enjoy working HF & 6m on the IC-7600 - it's just a joy!
73 de KJ4WLH