I’ve had a trawl of the reflector and elsewhere but not found a definitive list so I wondered if anyone had any recommendations for an HF transceiver with 50+ watts power and a built in ATU? I use LiPo batteries for power and am happy with external batteries but an external ATU is more boxes and cables. I appreciate the Elecraft KX3 with optional ATU fits the bill, if a bit on the pricey side. Does the iCom 706 MkIIG have a built in ATU? I would possibly stretch to an icom 7200 but I’m guessing that’s getting a bit on the heavy side for a backpack transceiver. I use a SOTAbeams quad-bander dipole but would like the flexibility to use an end-fed wire antenna for tricky summits like my recent visit to Pike of Blisco in the Lake District which was totally unsuitable for setting up a dipole, so HF was ruled out.
Hoping to be a 2E0 or even an M0 within the next couple of months.
I won’t be giving up the FT-817 however!