However a loop can still be a compromise, particularly on the lower HF bands. You might have a handy park or field with no overhanging trees. Or be near a beach like I am, with salt water nearby to greatly improve the signal. Especially if you can walk in the water, as I am about to do in the photo below.
For more on this and other peoples' pedestrian mobile vertical antenna efforts enjoy the links below:
* Wadetenna for pedestrian mobile 7 to 50 MHz (article and video demonstrations)
* WA3WSJ's Amateur Radio Pedestrian Mobile Handbook (pdf)
* G3XBM's Pedestrian Mobile HF DXing
* G4AKC HF bicycle and pedestrian mobile
* 80m pedestrian mobile antenna experiment by Martin Gillen
* Small (but inefficient) hand-carried pedestrian mobile vertical antenna (video)
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