A few weeks ago I made the decision to go totally ultra-lightweight with my portable HF QRP.... and last week-end I sold my Icom 703 and it's accompanying clunky power supply, AH-703 antenna and everything else. It all worked just fine, and I made a LOT of QSO's with it, but it was still too.... um.....something for my tastes. Maybe it has just gotten too easy. SO... instead of the IC-703, I'm switching over to my MFJ-9200 with as light/ small antenna and power supply that I can come up with, ( as long as the antenna radiates well). Assuming there will be no trees or buildings to hang my antenna on, here's the best plan I've come up with so far: MFJ 9200 (since I already own one) 16' Crappie Pole End-fed Antenna, w counterpoise.... or maybe a dipole Tiny straight key Some sort of base / support for the pole (guy wires, maybe?) Some sort of very small tuner ...so I can work multiple bands with one antenna (I'll probably build this one) Some sort of very light, portable, rechargeable power supply. ( probably LiION) As you can see, some of the gear is still undetermined. Since some of you guys are old pros at ultra portable operation, what suggestions do you have for the still-undecided gear? Specifically, what ideas do you have for standing up the crappie pole? Do I even want a Crappie Pole? What very small / light balun or tuner do you recommend? and what sort of power supply? I'm thinking about using one of those plastic fishing pole holders that screw into the ground for the pole.... and maybe a LiION battery pack, but I'm still not sure about what sort of charger to use. Any ideas or suggestions will certainly be appreciated..... even the semi-crazy ones. One of my buddies recommended a small balloon and a little can of Party Balloon Helium.... and/or a Parafoil Kite when it's windy. So... how light have you managed to get an all-up really workable system?