This was asked on the FB group and I thought created an interesting conversation and curious some thoughts on here. Please keep in mind I am strictly an SSB/FM operator and looking at things from this perspective.
“Wondering if any experienced SOTA activators may own both an FT-817/818 and FT-891/857 and opt for the slightly heavier 857/891 option more-often-than-not? , Interested in thoughts behind the decision and lessons learned…(things beyond “more power is better during a sunspot low” and “you will need a bigger battery”; wondering about things an inexperienced / new activator might not think of relative to operations, other equipment choices, etc.)”