Owning this radio… it’s a bit of an adventure in and of itself.
The manual is scant… looks like a few pages of a powerpoint… ok.
What you realize after a few short mins with the radio is that it’s all fairly intuitive, which is very pleasant… now I haven’t used it for CW or Digital, but I would guess it’s pretty much the same there also.
The RX is excellent, comparison switching my 132ft Carolina Windom from a 756PROIII to the LD-5 has no decernable advantage to either radio… noise cancellation and filtering used on both radios.
I like the front panel controls, even the VFO turns nicely. The LD5 sits nicely on a flat surface and presents the knobs/switches and screen well.
I have an FT817ND with bhi noise cancellation board installed… LD5 RX’s and sounds better than the FT817.
I really like the band-sweep… such a simple feature (but of course it’s the US band-plan, in my radio)
I haven’t taken it on a mountain yet…