Was trying to solve this myself, but I know that there are several more experienced hams that might be able to help here. I am looking for my first HF antenna. Here are the facts and restrictions that I have self imposed. Attic install (I know, too bad the wife doesn't want to see it) Price range $60 to $160. Attic: prefer to install in a "flat-top" configuration along the ridge line. There is only 7 foot of space between the ridge line and the floor of the attic, but the antenna would be about 26 feet above the ground. I have about 70 feet of straight ridge line to work with, so I think that several antennas could work. I could "fold" the antenna at either end if need be but would prefer the antenna not "droop down" to block passage through the attic. I think I will mostly use 10 meter / 20 meter / 40 meter. Ability to use other bands like 80m or 15m but I don't need more bands if that means sacrificing signal on the first 3 bands I mentioned. Don't currently have a tuner (and prefer not to buy one at this point). Would like to do QRP at 5 watts. (I want to purchase a X1M Platinum QRP SSB/CW 00-80m Transceiver good HAM Radio 5 Band freely setting or similar multi-band QRP transceiver Want to send PSK31 and SSB (but I do not know CW). My attic does not have any insulation with aluminum backing. A plus would be I can quickly take it down and take it with me (all Windom and end-fed that I have looked at so far allow that pretty easy) I was thinking the Carolina Windom 40 (66 feet), but was worried about the 10' vertical radiator (only 7 feet vertical available for my attic) Was also looking at and end-fed such as sold here HFedz End Fed 6m-80m HF antenna Ham Radio Antenna (53 feet; there are dozens of end-fed, so it doesn't have to be that one in particular). Another end-fed is HF End Fed Antenna 1000W 40-10m / Ham Antenna NO TUNER NEEDED!! / 63 feet long (63 feet) What do you think? Will a Windom in a flat-top configuration work for me? Am I asking for too much? I appreciate any/all help especially if you have performed a similar attic install. Thanks and 73.