I was looking hard at those little X108 radios… Glad to hear they’re working out for you! How is your power consumption with that rig?
I’ve got two possible rigs I can run:
This is my FT-817 setup (non-ND)
I have a homemade linked dipole for 40/30/20m on top. Sotabeams 125W balun at the center, drilled PVC pipe for insulators, Powerpoles for links. I’ve got 75ft of poly rope with a small carabiner on one end and a padlock on the other - The padlock is my throwing weight and the carabiner clips to my balun to hoist it.
I’ve got 2 accessories for the FT-817 - A DYC-8x7 speech processor for SSB and a Wolphilink for PSK31 with my Android (though I haven’t had a chance to really use it yet and I think it needs some tuning)
50ft of RG-58A/U coax with adapters for BNC and UHF
I usually use the black battery pack (6AH, 3A max) but I can go down to the 3 cell 18650 pack if I want (3AH 10A max).
The little breathmint pack holds a USB charger that takes 6-40VDC, and I made a little Powerpole splitter so I can charge my phone and run my rig at the same time - My phone has terrible battery life and might need life support if I run PSK31.
Alternately, I can go with my TJ5A for 20W of power with an internal 4AH battery, ditch the phone charger, battery, cables, Wolphilink, and speech processor.
I’m still super green at this, so I’ve got a lot of development left to do I think. I’ve got a 20ft fishing pole in the mail for a mast, and my setup will probably change as I get experience.