I'm going to go against the grain.... The Kenwood TS 480 actually offers better portability, when you take a stand back and think about it. With it's main body and detachable control head, it's a breeze to operate when portable. No need to carry external antenna tuners, one is built in. No portable amplifier to lug around, as it can run 5 watts QRP, or you can ramp it up to 100 watts from the front control panel. Much better specs than most portable "rigs of yesterday." It's also plug and play ready for digital operation, and it can even be interfaced with a smartphone. Intuitive and uncrowded controls on the front panel are easy to operate and see, it has the same size display as a TS-2000, and with buttons that light up in the dark, this makes the TS 480 the perfect companion to use at the picnic table or during a Dxpedition.