Did I hear my my name?
What type of frequency range, directional, non-directional, mission, etc are all the things you have to consider when desiding what to bring. The 522 has an antenna adapter that mounts onto the antenna base but has a push clamp to put in WD1, coax cable or other type of wire you bring to make an antenna. Most people forget the most basic of techniques which is to place the wire into the broken end of the antenna, attaching the broken ends togeather then taping or tying the wire and antenna together. You then use a branch (perferably Green to help conduction and for suppleness) to hold the whole thing together.
A basic expediant antenna kit would consist of 100' of wire, a connector of some sort (cobra head being best), insulator and pop can or resistor. 100' of cable will tune to any antenna in the HF, VHF and higher spectrums and can be made directional (long wire), bi-directional (di-pole) or omni in the case above or field expiediant vixam.
Although a fading art, like HF, I feel it is something that we will eventually come back to as we will again see the need for it. What do you do if you get into loc to find that the B&W is broken and you have to send comms back 200 Km? The obvious answer for us radops is to build a multi freq antenna because when night hits, the freq you were using during the day will probably not work at night.
If you do the math as well, 234/freq will give you a quarter wave antenna. As we seldom go below 2 mhz, 100 feet is pretty close to that low a frequency. That is why the 100' (plus easier to remember than 103' 9 3/8ths".
Well that was a load off of my mind, shut up Cnd Sig!!!!