Several of you have posted some great ideas on how to set up HF stations so it is easy to log, operate (ssb and cw) and everything. I have gotten a lot of inspiration from those ideas. Where I am still struggling is with hand held 2m operation. I use my tape measure yagi which works great. That is in my left hand and the HT is in my right. What I usually have to do is put the right in rain logbook also in the left hand and pencil in my teeth or something. Then when logging, get the pencil lower the antenna and uncomfortably log the contact in a handwriting that only a doctor could love. I do have a hand mic for the HT and that makes things marginally easier but not tons.
I was wondering if any of you have ideas, processes, or gadgets that make this a little easier.
Since my antenna is already made with pvc parts, I thought about making a small mast that I could stake out and not have to hold the antenna. However, this adds another large piece to the overall equipment list.