In reply to G6MZX:
Another tip that may help when making the slim jim is to leave it a couple of inches longer at both ends then remove a few of the rungs of the ladder at both ends.
Thanks Geoff, sounds like a good idea to do it that way.
Anyone requiring a lead made up for the Wouxun could do worse than asking Peter at Garex to supply one.
I think I’ll take your advice there Gerald and give Garex a call when I start making it.
Radio arrived this morning. Fair play to Nevada. I ordered it from them on the 27th, had an E-mail on the 29th (their 1st working day back) to say that it had been despatched and got it this morning (at 07.30!).
I’m having a play around with it now and it seems like a nice radio to operate. Instructions look ok too, considering it’ll be a Chinese translation.
I see that MLS also do a specific 4m antenna for this radio for £20 quid or so. I may get this just as a direct replacement for the one supplied for general portable use. Anyone know if it is good purchase?
Thanks all for all your help.
73 de Jonathan