Above is a picture of the current iteration of my shack (click on the picture for a larger version). My main gear is:
- Yaesu FTM-400
- Yaesu FTM-100
- Yaesu FT-2DR
- Yaesu HRI-200
- ICOM ID-5100a
- Kenwood TH-D74A
- Kenwood TS-590SG
- MP-1 Super Antenna
- Comet CAA-500 Mark II antenna analyzer
- Pi-Star hotspot with a ZUMspot-USB stick
- SharkRF openSPOT2
I mainly operate on WiRES-X and D-Star.
For HF I use an MP-1 Super Antenna in order to get around antenna restrictions. The MP-1 is a portable/adjustable-coil vertical. It sits on a tripod and has ground radials of various lengths for different bands. I have the coax from my HF rig running outside coiled up on the porch. When I want to operate, I just set up the MP-1 in the yard and hook it up to the coax. Then I take it down when I'm done. I use an analyzer to tune this antenna each time I use it. This isn't the best setup, but it's easily better than the QRP setup I was planning on getting before I settled on this.