String mark 2

The Mark 2 bit of wet string seems to be going ok with 5W. Well, mostly. Concentrating on FT8, which is my usual mode of operation I can reach the east coast of the US with decent-ish reports, and all across Europe, all depending on conditions of course.

However, it won’t tune too well on 30m – two LED flashes on the YT-1200 – but I’ve made several contacts just fine. It does seem deaf higher up than 15. And no spots yet on 80. Plenty on 60 though, a band I could not get on to at all with the Mark 1 wet string affair.

It picks up major noise below 30m but FT8 is still doing it’s thing.

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