I have been reading the Activation reports with interest and I am pleased to see that there is an increase in the use of the Yaesu FT-897D.
This is my preferred choice on all Summits now.
This radio was built for expeditions and although its heavy, it is robust and covers most bands and modes.
Well done to all who carry it on your back especially on long and steep walk ins!!!
I know how heavy it gets after a kilometre or so.
Good luck to all activators