Had a brilliant day out yesterday in the good company of John (GW4BVE) and Robert (G0PEB) even though my fitness level is way down at the moment.
So many were saying how bad the weather was where they were; here is what we were in…
Propagation was very good yesterday with loads of intra-G contacts along with a good spread of Continental stations on 40 metres.
My set-up was a FT-817 feeding a 50W amp into a full 1/4 wave vertical for 7 MHz which I’ve been testing prior to a European trip in the summer; it has a far smaller “foot print” than my dipoles. It also works as a 5/8 at 17 metres (with a small matching section).