And it deserves more than a closet QTH.
At some point, even though I had no aspirations of space travel, I performed the MARS mod on it and the FT-840 will now transmit anywhere from 3.5-30 MHz. And it has AM capability.
It is one the more intriguing aspects of the radio hobby. I've never tried but have always wondered what it would be like to be a radio spy - so I've decided to put a numbers station on the air, on a variety of frequencies, both SSB and AM, in English and Spanish.
If all goes according to plan, an unwitting secret agent (Анжелика) will receive my message, decode it and learn that she is being instructed to sabotage the Russian "Sunflower" radar that is QRMing the HF ham bands. This is my goal.
It could get dangerous.....