|QSL copied from his QRZ page|
So I went to 17 meters to see what was cooking on that band. I tuned around for a bit and heard some DX but everyone was sending to fast for me to copy solid.
Then I was able to finally copy F6HKA after listening to a few exchanges. Finally I sent my call followed by QRS - and what do you know he slowed down for me! Bert was in France and has a really nice antenna setup. It did well to catch my 5 watts into the 30' EF vertical which I am now calling the Ultimate Portable QRP Antenna! He gave me a 549 and he was 579 here in Wichita, KS.
The antenna I put together is working really well. I will be putting a page together explaining how I put my own spin on the EARCHI 9:1 Unun antenna - which I am affectionately calling the Ultimate Portable QRP Antenna (or UPQA for short!) :)