My new SteppIR vertical hiccupped and is on its way back to the factory. Desperate for a backup I rummaged through the basement in the motorhome and dug out the Yo-Yo Tenna that I’ve been planning to set up some day while camping but haven’t gotten around to yet.
I stung it from a tree about 22 feet up in an inverted V and I was really please with how well it works. I did make a “sort-of” contact with a VK this morning running 500 watts. I say sort-of because he gave me a signal report and I did hear him use my call sign.
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