Soliciting recommendations for entry route to 2m/70cm SSB/CW/Digital operations. I already have an FT-817ND and an FT-950. 1) FT-817ND with amplifiers? 2) FT-950 or FT-817ND with transverters (e.g. Q5 Signal)? 3) New HF+V+U transceiver? Which one best for V/U? 4) Used all-mode VHF/UHF transceiver? Which? 5) New IC-9700? 6) Other? Obviously high gain directional antenna is critical, but that's separate whole topic. If the transverter route is best, is there any strong preference as to whether the IF should be 28 or 144 MHz bands ?