James helped with assembing the antenna earlier in the year, but due to a few problems was not put up then.
Peter stayed over Friday & Saturday and helped clearing the garden, pointing the antenna skyward & guying it as well
When the antenna cable was connected, we fired up the Icom IC-737 and 10m was bustling with activity.
Within a short space of time we had worked Germany, Switzerland, Scotland and Italy all on 28MHz SSB.
On Sunday and Monday the antenna also survived terrible weather that had brought down trees, and caused other problems on railways, etc.
To see some photos go to my gallery at:- gallery.m0tzo.co.uk/may2008/
Also in regards to 2m & 70cms, Peter and myself sorted the Ecoflex 15 cable so that I no longer needed the 1m patch lead to reach the radio. Someone has already mentioned I am getting out to them a lot better than normal.