Originally Posted by DaveInDenver
<snip>I think the FT-8900 is a bit of an enigma. Being FM-only for TX is somewhat limiting, having SSB would I think make it much more flexible.<'snip>
SSB on 10 with a vertical antenna (even an outbacker type) seems limiting to me as well, but people do it. I have seen rovers use a 6m horizontal beam on top of their cars, chasing grid squares. Can you imagine even three elements on 10m?
That's a lot of metal in the air for mobile ops.