This is an older Flex transceiver but, unlike some early models, does NOT use Firewire. A standard USB connection is all that is required. Can be configured for FT8 with no external audio interface or extra cables required (though you will need to configure your PC for some virtual cables). Runs 5 Watts and covers 160M through 6M, all modes. Supports external transverters for VHF/UHF/microwave. I have a brand new Ukrainian 2M transverter that I can throw in for another $100. Has latest firmware installed. PC software is a free download.