I bought a large "gun bag" at Walmart that the fits the radio quite nicely. I took it all out to Lake Forrest Park with my BuddiPole and operated an hour or so. Made a couple of solid contacts on 20m to Minnesota and got a good report. This is my first Icom radio so it's a little new to this Yaesu user, but I'm getting the hang of it. I have not been able to use the D-Star function yet since I'm too far from a repeater.