My Portable Station
Until some OEM brings out a 50 Watt SSB/CW HF Transceiver with low battery drain:
Naturally I would prefer everything in one box, but I am unaware of such a radio on the commercial market at this time. This combination runs about 40 Watts when running off of a LiFiPo battery.
The transceiver covers 160 thru 4m, but the amplifier only covers 160 thru 6m.
The radio has a built-in Panadapter, switchable between Bandscope or Waterfall,
and its battery drain on receive is less than 400 mA.
Some of you are probably thinking, "what about an ATU?"
I run an Aerial-51 Model 807-L antenna, which works
WITHOUT an ATU on 80m* - 6m (except no 30m or 60m).
Or on Day-Trips where 80m is not required, I use my Aerial-51 Model 404-UL, which works 40/20/15/10m without an ATU, and 17/12m with ATU.
*It can work either the CW portion or SSB portion of the 80m band without the ATU.
I can swap the RMU in the 807-L so that it has low SWR either in the CW portion,
or SSB portion. With a third RMU, it can have low SWR on the 75m band.
An ATU is required to cover 3.5 to 4 MHz if you don't swap the RMU.
The RMUs are easily swapped...(just 2 screws).
More Info: www.aerial-51.com