really really tried
and made no progress at all. couldn't get the SWR under 2.75:1. Also it just didn't work. on RX on both 20 & 40, it was a full 3 S points lower than the G5RV jr. on a 20m QSO to mainland Europe I switched and again, a drop in performance.
ah well, I'm prolly going to use the balun for a long wire.
time will tell.
as to activity, what with spending so much time up ladders and hurtling in and out to check SWR, I didn't get on the air much!
so the last 4 days I only got these...... all on 20 except the last one on 40m
I also HEARD a station in Hawaii.......
K3MD goes in at #7 in my all time distance charts