Well, I have had my FT-857 for several weeks now. Being primarily a portable op, not backpacking or such, having this has necessitated re-thinking my field station set up.
Looking at a Gator Box, I decided on a knockoff box from MCM Electronics. It was less expensive as well as being somewhat lighter. This task is now complete and I will be posing pics on my gear page soon.73 de Mike, W6GYC