Today I urgently had to test the G5RV antenna with my FT-897 @ 100W output. I had to find out, if it is a good idea to take this antenna with me to 8Q Maldives in the End of May…
Well, I guess it was quite good, and I`m confident to have some DX contacts from 8Q too, especially the sea will help me in propagation. Unfortunately there were no QSO`s with outside Europe stations today. Also the mounting situation was not the best – the ends of the antenna were only about 2 meters from the ground. Maldives will probably be better with some high palms – I hope!