Word on the street is that due to the tsunami activity in Japan, Kyodo West is no longer importing Base Tech II equipment into the USA, and Base Tech III equipment is now being manufactured by ICOM (Good Lord, say it ain't so!).

Apparently Kyodo West was hit pretty hard by the tsunami in Japan some time ago, and it has severely disrupted their operations.

Damn shame. We went to get a quote for a BT II, and the response was "Yeah, I bet you do want one. You and a lot of other people. Unobtainium".