Half the fun of having a HF
mobile setup is parking up, close to the salt water, away from the
noise of built up areas.
The antenna I use is a motorised HF mobile antenna, called a "HORNET",
made by RODA in Sydney (Australia). It covers 80-10m continuiously.
(Just waiting for access to the 60m band!). I don't use any
"screwdriver antenna" controller for this antenna, just a simple
up/down switch. This antenna design exhibits a very high "Q", making
the tuning very narrow and acts very much like a narrow band pass
filter. Some would think being that tight a bandwidth can be anoying,
but if the frequency you want to use is outside the SWR bandwidth, you
just re-tune the antenna... on the move. Easy!
Radio is a Kenwood TS-480HX (200w output). Perfect for being heard.