I still haven't completed an antenna, but I did take the transverter and 817 out onto Long Mynd G/WB-005 for the UKAC last night.
Using the PCB patch antenna, I worked 34 stations in 8 QRA locator squares in an hour and a half, which was much better than I hoped. EDIT: ODX 196km
It was a warm summer evening, and expecting the summit to be busy, I took the heavy tripod etc to set up away from the paths. In the event, I only saw two or three people pass by, and so I used the trig point.
I worked every station that I could hear, and in some ways my broad beam-width antenna was well suited to the task. I'm looking forward to trying something with a bit more gain, though.
What I carried up (except the concrete bit) :
What I used:
I recognised a few SOTAist callsigns, notably Stuart G0LGS/P close to Cleeve Hill, but no S2S on this occasion.
Thanks for all the contacts,