New Radio

I bought a radio to do some listening around on the ham bands, to pick up Radio Australia and lastly, to pick up aircraft data.

Thankfully I got it for less than this guy, I guess by now its a few years old and the price has come down somewhat.

So far, like the reviewer, I am very happy with it. What I am not happy with is my antenna. I really need to do something about it. Given the super small backyard etc, I am at a bit of a loss to know what to try.
At the moment I have an end fed dipole. I think I will try a normal dipole (while we still have the two palm trees to tie the ends off on).
It will end up a vee, but that would be better than a single long wire? I think I am just going to have to try it.