There's a new antenna in the radio "weapons locker" these days. I have just received the PackTenna Mini Random Wire Antenna. One thing I must say right up front is how outstanding the service was from George, the guy behind Packtenna, he went way above and beyond to get this to me.
This antenna combines a 9:1 UNUN, winder and antenna wire in a compact unit that is quick and really easy to set up and take down.
I can't wait to get out and use this at the local park....of course, I also have to wait for some decent propagation and weather to arrive.
I'll let you know how it performs when I get it up in a tree.