Finally back on 2M chasing as the 857D gone bit deaf but all sorted now thanks to James at the shack in Cornwall, And the Death ray is up and running also and appears to have ears again thanks to radio working proper like.
Roll on Sota’s on 2m
Also means when at a Sota site me self this is rare by way, can run me 2M portable antenna off the squid pole also
The FULL wave loop rectangle straight loading at 50Ohms
Death Ray now nicked named, a FW 2m Octiquad 11EL beam
GOODA news got me first Sota on 2m on new system.
144350 SX58 G/DC-001 on FM mode ON M0CQC/P hand held
That octiquad is an impressive piece of modern art!
If you point it at your neighbour’s house Karl, does it save on their electricity bill?
The flower box hides it well
Isn’t that design covered by the UK Official Secrets Act?
Thanks guys for putting smile on my face with much brilliant comments.
See the flower arrangement works.
But other weekend in the 2m contest did have some luck on it into the Midlands. SE Scotland ,Norfolk and France furthers at 340miles…
Bit late to the party (only just found this thread) but sounds like you’ve got a good system there Carl.
Unfortunately 2m is fairly hopeless from my home QTH. Before I took the 2m antenna down I could get G/SE-001, G/CE-001 and maybe a couple of the bigger summits in South Wales. That was about it!
I really need a house on higher ground and/or a much taller mast!
That’s impressive for 2m!