Right after the Joplin Tornado hit I was called up by Satern and unleashed upon them Ham in Egg!
We used my 7000 and Buddi-Pole to run the Sarern Net every day that I was there and the antenna was just mounted on a single speaker tripod with painters pole extended and we got decent signal reports like that somehow?
I have 2 main portable setups that I bring in the egg.
1 is the 7000 and an FT90 in a Pelican case with power supply ready to be opened and feed line attached in under 30 seconds.
The other is the same idea but with an 817 and LDG Tuner along with a small 2 meter amp in an even smaller case.
There is a Super Antenna in there and a Miracle whip and a Beach Bob ground plane for 2 and 440 in there too!
I have thought of mounting something in the trailer but most of my time in radio is in public service really and it is handier for me to have them all ready to go in a box at all times.
I have actually developed a simple but universal radio mounting system that allows for standardization and reconfiguration in very short times and I can move any radio in any box that I have it in in less than 5 minutes and be portable again in differnt setups.
I also always have some wire with me and have hung dipoles and windows
in the parks but carefully.
I bring a tripod for my TV antenna and can mount another antenna to the mast for that one as long as I don't use them at the same time and let smoke out of the TV!
I am looking for a Hot Stick for flipping pole mounted high voltage disconnects now.
We use them for MS Ride net control and they are amazing and expensive.
If I can find one cheap enough,it will be mine!
I also love mountain top HT work in Colorado and I have hit 250 to 300 miles with an HT from several 14ers to the Denver repeaters,it is a thrill for sure.
I also listen to Shortwave in the Egg and it is great when there is less noise on the bands than in the city where I live.