I recently added to my portable gears the FT-817/818 escort by Portable Zero. It is indeed a really nice add-on to protect your transceiver when operating in the field. But much more, the tilt stand offers a more convinient position when operating. You may also use your original strap with quick release hangers. Made from high grade aluminium, the construction quality is awesome! Thanks to Mike W0MSN, his daughter Natalie W0NJN, and his son Nate. They are owning a nice family business.
The instruction sheet to assemble the escort kit may be viewed here : click here
You may visite their website for more details at www.portablezero.com.
73 de Jeff | VA2SS