The KG-UV9D Plus isn't a bad option, other than what affects some dual-band radios - receiver desense when working V/U FM satellites. A second radio usually cures that. The KG-UV9D Plus is supported by the CHIRP programming software, and I have some KG-UV9D Plus configuration files compatible with both CHIRP and the Wouxun software in my Dropbox space http://dropbox.wd9ewk.net/ (look in the folder "KG-UV9D_Plus"). In addition, there are threads in this forum about the original KG-UV9D and the KG-UV9D Plus. Yes, it is. Paul KE0PBR has a nice writeup on how he made a portable satellite station with a TM-V71. I don't have a TM-V71, but have a TM-D710GA that uses the same radio "box" as the TM-V71 with a different faceplate with the additional packet/APRS and GPS functionality. Nice radio. I have used mine mostly for the packet/APRS satellites, but it is a very good performer for FM satellites. The TM-V71 has one advantage: its faceplate is designed to be mounted on the radio "box", or has the option to mount the faceplate away from the "box" with a separation cable. The TM-D710GA's faceplate wasn't designed to be mounted on the "box" in the same way, plus it is larger than the TM-V71's faceplate. Most of the time, including the just-concluded Field Day, I use two FT-817NDs for SSB satellites. Mine are not mounted together; I set them side-by-side on a table or other flat surface - which sometimes can be the roof of my car - and use them that way. Sometimes I will replace one of the 817s with a different receiver when working SSB satellites - a software-defined receiver with a laptop or tablet, the all-mode receiver in my Kenwood TH-D74, or my Icom IC-R30 receiver. The two 817s did very well during Field Day, working a bunch of stations on 6 different SSB satellites from northern Arizona on Saturday. Good luck, and 73!