So after spending the first part of my “HAM life” in a condo which of course had an HOA I finally have a yard to play in.

So far I have tried an end-fed wire at around 66ft long going to a tree(sloper). That was ok for FT8, not so great for anything else.

I had a G5RV Jr. on hand and that seems to work better than anything I have had up to this point. It is about 30 feet in the air in an inverted “V” configuration.

G5RV Jr.

For my VHF/UHF I have a J pole I bought some time ago. I also have an MFJ mag loop but that damn thing won’t tune to 40m for some reason. I have yet to pull it down and reconfigure it.

VHF/UHF and my Magnetic Loop


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