a semi-old, mildly grumpy, damn lazy new General Class Op, back after nearly 40 years since last license.
Live in an old 2 story Mediterranean Sunset District Avenues home with a flat, beam-bitumen-tar-gravel roof with a rectangular 50x24' dimension, no or very little metallic obstructions.
I could place a G5RV Jr at opposite long corners, ladder line feed lying horizontally perpendicular to the "dipole", with a 45-50 run of coax to my second story window.
I could raise it up a smudge if it would make a significant positive impact. I work mainly PSK on 20/40 20-25W and 20/40 SSB.
I run a 756PRO and have a nice tuner they have been workhorses during the last two years of remote deployments. I'd like to get back to CW ops as well. I'm looking for the most bands and bandwidth I can get, with as little noise as possible(like everyone else).
I am also likely the most technically ignorant modern Ham around. Hence, this will be purchased, not constructed and I like the build of the ARS G5RV Jr with terminal 1:1 Balun, for our salt air.
I'm retired/disabled ex-military, sharing a house, on a fixed limited income. I'm going to get one day worth of roof access with help, so "optimal placement" first time is hoped for.
I suspect almost anything will do better than my current poorly placed Euro-Comm Vertical mounted on my window ledge on a cable dish j-pole mount (seriously), only 12' of which is truly above roof level and the coax run to my rig is about 8', air choke hanging off the ledge.