Chased VK1MA – FT-817 and whip antenna

After seeing Matt’s alert for Mt Ginini VK1/AC-008 I went up to Mt Ainslie at lunch time.  Worked Matt on 2m using a HT.

Also tried out the FT-817 with the Diamond RHM8B whip.  Placed the radio on the cap park asphalt connected the antenna and extended the loading coil for a low SWR.  The antenna might be small but it did the job.  A quick and easy chase, Matt was 5-3 to me, a successful chase on 40m.

FT817 and whip antenna RHM8B working Matt VK1MA from Mt Ainslie

FT817 and whip antenna RHM8B working Matt VK1MA on Mt Ginini from Mt Ainslie car park

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