My plan was to hopefully get a line up over the maple tree in the backyard as a prelude to building and installing a new wire antenna over the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Again, it was not to be. By the time I got home from the FLDigi/NBEMS seminar that a bunch of us attended Saturday morning, it was already raining.
Sunday was a no-go here because it was extremely windy. It was so windy, that as Harold (my Beagle) and I sat on the couch in the living room, we could actually hear the wind "howl" as it blew up and down the street. If I had attempted to shoot a line in that wind, I would never have gotten good placement.
So that leaves next weekend. I kind of hate to take down the W3EDP as it served me decently well on 160 Meters. It really shouldn't have; but with 5 Watts, I was able to routinely get out as far west as Illinois. For a small suburban lot like mine, that's no small feat. I know that any doublet that I put up will not be nearly long enough to get me any kind of signal on 160 Meters.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!