I have been a licensed ham radio operator since the early 1980s and have had many different ‘stations’ over the years. Since my home is in an HOA, I can not install any kind of antenna support structure on the property.
That really sucks, right? It does, but for me, that is fine because I have done so many different things in the hobby for decades. At this point in my life, I have no issue with not having a 90-foot tower on the side of the house as I did in Michigan.
This tiny setup does everything I need it to do since my preference in the hobby has almost always been in the VHF and UHF portions of the radio spectrum.
Maybe you have seen other radios in my photos, they are probably receivers only but still lots of fun to tune into the shortwave radio spectrum to see what can be heard from other countries.
I used the Nikon and the 200mm lens for this image, it’s amazing that I can get a clean image like this with so much gain from the new lens.