On the other hand, maybe its time to reduce the amount of stuff sitting around waiting for a project, that may or may not ever happen. I have been inspired by the many hams that I have interviewed who are taking their gear into the field, to the mountain tops, and to the beach. Very small stations that take up little space, use little electricity, and cause the XYL to think that I have gone QRT on the hobby. Stealth mode amateur radio. Maybe that's my future.
I interviewed Budd Drummond, W3FF, in episode 48, creator of the Buddipole portable antenna system. I did not get a chance to ask him how much stuff he has in his garage - maybe I should ask him and report back here. But as you will hear from our conversation, he operates up to 500 watts, HF from a fancy tricycle with a trailer. He gets his exercise, does not upset the neighbors, and his XYL is not stepping over his stuff to warm up his coffee.