I traded a bunch of computer parts for this radio shortly after I got my license in 2004. Strange guy I dealt with. Later he wanted to start a Christian Amateur Radio Net etc. Praying on the air I don’t get. Anyway, its a nice radio and was from an estate. Or a SK (silent key). I reckon the fellow who wanted to witness on the air got it at an auction or something. Anyway, the SK was KD9RH. I left the sticker with his call sign on the radio.
The radio, a Yaesu FT-227R, was a fairly advanced radio for its time. It had a digital display and could tune across the entire 2 meter band. It had a switch for repeater offsets and a single memory. A whopping 10 watts! But also very reliable. The last ones were made in 1981. Mine works fine. Not bad for a 30 year old radio. I just recently semi-retired it due to the fact it does not have a PL Tone board installed and my favorite radio net moved to a repeater with tones.
Of course Pepper wanted to help: