I've considered the EFHW and wire dipoles. Definitely a better option, but requires trees or something to get the end off the ground. I've also looked at magnetic loops, like the Alex Loop, but I'm priced out of that one at the moment. I know this MFJ is going to be even more of a compromise compared to other options even in the price range, but the simplicity of setup is what I was going for.
QRPGuys has a $20 kit no tune EFHW... that's definitely in my price range. Maybe I'll get both.
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