The cold weather is coming and it will be time to stay inside where it's warm and keep those signals going. In other words Transmit Transmit and Transmit some more. Need a simple yet very well performing antenna ? Build a Moxon Ham Antenna. They are easily built out of pvc pipe for smaller arrays. If you want something a little larger try using crappie fiberglass fishing poles. They are fairly cheap and will last a good time.
Just remember to watch out for power lines and keep the antenna up and away from everyone.