Maybe I did, I am sorry if I did.
I think you meant to say the Yaesu FT-857D, which is a really good radio, certainly not a CCR. I have no comments on the Xeigu, but its probably another CCR HF flavor... sorry but no love for CCRs here... had too many of those and I feel cheated.
The 868 is not really a total CCR, @ 180 bucks or so, if not more... While its a decent radio, its not on the same league as the XPR7550e.
Lucky dog!!, my Alinco broke from a 4 feet fall, screen internally cracked... and that was the end of it.
The TH-F6a was the radio I used to carry before the Alinco MD5, still own 2 of those, they are IMO the best portable ever built... b/c it had everything, it could hear anything from DC to daylight... but sadly, now everything is digital so the TH-F6a is only decent for listening HF stuff, and while its receiver is not too bad, it still lags way behind the 7550e.
I got the impression that you overlooked my critical comments regarding the CCR gear. I was on a quest to find the best dual-band, analog and DMR HT I could find. Thus far I've been very happy with my AT-868. One of the first things I bought for it was a very well made leather case, and yes I have dropped it more than once with no damage except to my ego. I'm normally not that clumsy!
Absent that I'd wind up carrying three HTs at the same time: UHF/Analog XPR 7550, a 2m HT, and a 1.75m HT! I'd look even more like a dork carrying all that hardware, especially when the combined weight pulled my drawers down...
As it happens, I own two service monitors and have run extensive tests on all of my gear. One is a CT-Systems 3000 and the other (better one) is an IFR-1200 Super S. Both are fully calibrated and I keep them so via a 10MHz Iridium standard. I like to keep my gear in peak condition. I offer my services free of charge to any licensed ham or GMRS operator in the local area.
As for any future possible SHTF event, I'd trust any of my commo needs to my IC-7300, AT-857D and Xeigu G90 HF gear. The 857D stays in my car, along with a Kenwood V71A and a CS-800D (dual band analog/DMR).