One super great feature that gets overlooked is the cross band repeater function.
This comes in very handy if you hike from your rig and want access to a distant repeater or other frequency using your HT (ham walkie talkie) while in a mine or canyon.
But the less expensive FT-8800R does this cross banding nicely without the costly fluff of this model.
My rig: five gears, four wheels, three radios, two seats, one nut.
"Nobody seems to have the time to do it right, but everybody seems to have the time to do it again."
"Ennie Meeny Dip-sah-deeny, Ob Gob Oobaleeney, Up Dump Diddliney Out Goes Y-O-U!"