Last week Sean M0GIA made a version of his Magic Moggy (20m vertical with groundplane) for 17m, simply by proportionally reducing the lenths of the driven element and radials, while increasing the the lengths of guy lines. It worked really well.
Enthused by this, Sean as now made a MM12 centered on 24.897MHz. We tested it in South Park, Macclesfield last night. Noone responded to the CQ calls, but 5N50K (Nigeria) was calling simplex on 24.892MHz CW. I tried my luck and got the QSO first call! The antenna was also hearing PZ5RA (Surinam) on 24.894MHz CW working split, but with a weak signal, and unsurprisingly, I didn’t make the contact. It was still daylight though, and maybe a bit later it would have been a possibility.
So the MM expansion project rolls on and I understand Sean is already preparing materials for the MM10. Back to the MM12 though, and this afternoon I hope to try it out on a SOTA activation. 12m SOTA is very rare - 66 activator QSOs in total in the history of the programme - so it could be a good one to get.