Hams love their toys .... me too! Every morning, Paul and many of our local hams, have a morning check in net. With one eye open, I crawl out to the living room, climb under the quilt (20 degree chilly mornings here) and I wait for control (mostly Paul Brown) to acknowledge me. Thanks to this little metal device, I no longer have to balance my portable on top of the quilt hoping the antenna doesn't topple over and my fellow hams don't say ... you sound muffled :) . It's like my little portable base unit.
A company called Nifty makes the smaller unit. I bought this heavier, chunkier stand off ebay. My wife took these pics and added, "How old are you!"
Guess what I'm getting my favorite hams for Christmas!?! (I posted this on OMAR too ... I know many of you won't go on Facebook!) https://www.ebay.com/itm/263964951819?ul_noapp=true