I recently bought an MFJ-2286 portable telescopic antenna, and I have to say I am very pleased with it.
On serveral occasions I worked DX (mostly US) with it on 20 and 30m. Both mounted on my car with a magnet base as well as mounted in my garden.
Now if I put it in my garden I use a heavy 1m earth rod that I put into the ground for about 70cm and put the antenna on top. That works fine, a bit higher would be nice, but is ok.
Now I’d like to use this antenna also portable, the antanna itself fits nicely in a backpack but the earth rod is a bit much to carry around.
Does anyone have any alternative ideas on how to set this antenna up for /p use?
Thanks in advance!