I'm just getting into amateur radio, so just starting to gather the things I want/need. I'm only really interested in CW, and almost exclusively on HF.
I'm looking into a mobile/portable setup which I can take in my camper van, and potentially in a rucsac.
After research I'm looking at a used FT-817ND.
To what extent is an additional filter/dsp solution beneficial? I'm thinking of something like the wolfwave by sotabeams.
Is this a nice-to-have, or a definite recommendation?
I'm very new to even receiving, but my experience playing around with the IF and Notch filters on my base station rig, trying to focus in on weaker signals suggests that some extra DSP might be beneficial, so perhaps even more so with a portable antenna? I'm also not sure how good the IF filtering is on the 817ND, or how easy it is to use.
My question is partly motivated by whether this would be a better bet than eschewing the extra filter/dsp and going for a new 818ND.
If the this approach is considered a firm recommendation, I'd happily go with an older rig for now and upgrade later. I guess I could also use the filter at home.
Sadly I think I won't be able to stretch to both a new rig and the wolfwave!