This is especially satisfying for a couple of reasons. It’s the first time I’ve reached VK using the Ultimate 2 kit and a simple wire aerial. I’ve managed it on 20m using the Hexbeam but not with my random length doublet and smartuner. Secondly, it’s amazing that any signals were received at all because it’s IARU R1 Field Day at the moment and the band is full of loud CW.
Power output: Somewhere between 150mW and 200mW.
Coax: 20m RG213
ATU: SGC Smartuner
8m 450 ohm open feeder
Approx 65ft doublet, sloping E-W, 30ft AGL at the east end, 20ft at the west end
Best DX: VK2WD at 16,850 km (10,470 miles) at 84,250 km/Watt