I started my career as a radio amateur (TX) with a Yeasu FT817ND. I looked around quite a bit before deciding what to get. My goal was to work mainly on 40m & 20m. If possible it would be nice with other bands as well. SSB will most likely be my game, not CW. Telegraphy could otherwise be quite thrilling when experimenting with extreme DX & QRP, but CW simply isn't my cup of tea. Perhaps I will try PSK when I get the system up and running.
So far I have a vertical multi-band portable antenna. It is tunable from 80m down to 70cm. A portable 1/2 wave dipol for 40m is also in the backpack and of course the necessary 12V motor cycle battery to get the full 5W power of the rig. Without the extra power source I will only get 2.5W