In 24 attempts at working 2m FM from G/SP-004 Shining Tor this year, mostly using the X-300 collinear and FT-857, I’ve never ever managed to work Don G0RQL down in Devon.
However, all this changed today when Don came back to my CQ with a stonking 5/9!
Don seemed as surprised as me at making this contact…
What made this 193 mile 2m FM contact even more remarkable …it wasn’t done on the X-300 collinear and FT-857, but on a Wouxun H/H and the little bunny ear dipole, I knocked up earlier this year.
A S2S contact of a 120 mile was also made with Phil G4OBK/P on Seat Sandal G/LD-022. Phil was seemed very pleased with this contact.
Oh, how I regret leaving the X-300 behind today of all days
But with the 10m fishing pole for HF, it was just too much weight.
Possibly a bit of a lift on 2m?