For those of us who’ve served, you know base security forces can be fussy. Worse yet is that famous civilian employee with a Two-way and a golf cart. At NAS New Orleans I encountered one of these Crusty/Rusty old souls while I was erecting my HF antennas. I strung a G5RV from the RV to a Tree, the vertical on the rear ladder. This expert in communications announced that my operation would interfere with the base’s communications and that I needed authorization from the Installation Commander via the Communications Commander. Having served in the military for three decades I knew this was huge BS. I won’t go into the conversation entirely but I quickly figured out that I was speaking to the village idiot. And then I remembered my dad’s advice; “Never argue with an idiot because he’ll drag you down to his level and then beat you with experience”. Unfortunately in this modern age an Extra class operator can defend his set up to someone oblivious to amateur radio and guess who’s going to win the debate? Needless to say I relied on a simple ham stick and my Dual Band mobile during my short stay. Anyone else have a similar experience?