It is always the operator if something goes wrong with the signal quality, sometimes the equipment is another obstacle.
Agreed, its always the operator - and his equipment.
The really bad operators are turning the vfo knob while transmitting, to find the actual TX frequency. This is as bad as an offset, that the most not GPS controlled stations have with their QSO partner.
That's bad and wrong operating, this has nothing to do with new or old hardware. I'm only turns the RIT. Runs it out of 9.9 kHz because my LNB, then I tune in the PSK-beacon again and calculate the RX-frequency new with my self written Software.
But this all is not an issue of the new IC-705 if the right old man is sitting behind it.
Thank you, I'm 62 now.
Have also a nice weekend and I hope we hear us again on the transponder.