Been off the air for a few years, mainly due to family illness' and now wanting to get active again.
You opinions solicited, and yes the questions are pretty broad:
Mobile - looking at a FT8900, four bander for mobile use in daily driver. I guess two or three antennas would be required. The combination of cross-band repeater and multi-bands is attractive. But, will it handle all the new "stuff" which I'm just learning about? (Stuff = technical advances old farts are slow to comprehend)
Shack - Have a NIB D1000 with tuner. (In the other closet are an Atlas 210 and Swan mobile HF rig) The 'back yard' is 4 1/2 acres, so I'm open to most applications. Would like to do a little DX but more comfortable ragchewing. Besides a decent vertrical, would small tr-bander with maybe a 40 monobander under it be a good start. I don't plan on a lot of experimenting, so I want to try and get it right the first go around. (Last used was a TH6-DXX that worked well.)
Thanks for your thoughts,
Second time around Rookie