I had some time yesterday afternoon to tune up the wire i am using with the 1:1 Balun dipole project.
I set myself up outside and ran out the dipole as I would deploy it for a SOTA activation.
The antenna was too long as expected given how I had cut the wire!
I started to trim the antenna, taking lengths off each end starting big and then getting smaller before checking the resonance again.
In the end, I have managed to get the dipole resonate on 7090Khz, perfect for sota!.
Once the antenna was tuned, I connected up the FT817 and had a play on 40m, with good signal reports into central NSW and Melbourne from Adelaide.
and finally, some views form the farm!