It ends up being much taller than a standard Hamstick (definitely not drivable), but the SWR was very nice and I was able to use the PFR3As internal tuner to even get that ironed out flat.
Ham at work - excuse the mess!
First QSO of the day was with Hank N8XX operating as "Amigo" with the WQ8RP callsign. In all, I made 11 contacts in between grocery shopping, baking some bread for my daughter's choir bake sale, etc, etc, etc.
Here's a better look at the antenna.
On 40 Meters, I undid the tap and extended the whip all the way. That gave me about a 1.4:1 SWR. I only made one contact on 40 Meters and that was with Mark NK8Q in Pennsylvania. He was using only 1 Watt and almost blew the ear buds out of my ears. I don't think I have ever heard 1 Watt as a 599 Plus before today.
The temperature was 45F when I started, so for simplicity sake, I used that throughout, even though I think it started dropping for my last couple of QSOs. I think the lowest temperature that was reported to me was 32F and the highest was 76F.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!