ALthough the M700
will work on the HAM bands it is sometimes a bother when attempting to chase others around the band as they go off to another frequency. With the HAM SSB
one merely has to turn the dial and "dial in" someone already calling or talking. With the M700 (and other commercial
rigs) one must tediously enter the exact frequency that is sufficiently close to where the other(s) are and then use the "clairifier" to zero it in exactly. Even then you might be off to the other(s) who think that you have failed to zero in on them and it is a bother to them.
Keep in mind that many HAM SSB rigs do not have the frequency stability that the M700 (and other commercial
rigs) have so when they go to a freq. it might be off a few hundred Hz. whereas you might be less than 10 Hz. off. Being able to dial in the freq quickly solves the "funny sounding voice" problem.