I guess no one considers the FT-847, yet I consider it superior rig to the venerable FT-736R. I comes ready to interface DB-9 RS232 jack. Only issue is it is now out of production. They show up used on e-bay at about $900-1100.
I briefly considered selling mine to upgrade to a Elecraft-K3, but the cost to acquire 2m and 70cm xvtrs, and other things made keeping the FT-847 financially/functionally smarter. I'm mainly interested in the K3 for extreme weak-signal EME, VHF+ and 160m/600m work, and, of course, a superior HF rig to the FT-847. But the FT-847 shines as a satellite rig...so keeping it.
73, Ed - KL7UW this summer we will be again QRV on satellite: modes: V/U/L/S