I was looking at the KX3, but I already have FT817, and if I did operating from the couch I would use a laptop and remote control back to the shack. I don't do backpacking, but I do travel. If I operate from the hotel, the 817 seems to offer everything I need.
But the KX3 does have me intrigued. I am watching it closely...
Yeah...that KX3 is a keeper. I miss my FT-817ND, but once I get back on my feet here (post-divorce) I think I'll be saving for a KX3. The CW-to-RTTY feature is a winner!