These are Radios I have used since 2008.
As whole weight is generally limited my target weight is under 50-60 pounds (23-27Kg).
Generally speaking FT857 will be the best if weight is very severe. Eagle is the best only if weight is not severe.
K2 is best radio for CW but very poor for Digital Mode. Audio level setting is very critical to keep stable output power. Any idea will be appreciated.
I will take FT857 or Eagle somewhere in South Pacific next year.