I am putting together my ALICE pack kit for MP operations. Everything is coming together nicely and I am down to antenna choice(s).
When I am going to be sitting down for a while, I will put together the Alex Loop or string up the PAR EndFedz 40/20/10 (Trail Friendly" version)...The Loop is a bit awkward for me to handle while hiking (chronic back/neck problems). The dipole is not realy practical when walking ;>} I am more than happy to use one of my hamsticks...probably the 17M because that seems to be the best bet for avoiding contests.
Is there a better alternative than the hamstick? I have had an MP-1 and have borrowed a buddipole...both are a bit more complex than I want when hiking. I thinking that a simple single band stick with dragging counterpoise will be my best alternative. Am I missing something important?
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