After several very unsuccessful attempts to find a contact on the 2m band (145.500Mhz) from the ATAS-25 mounted in my garden, i decided to pack my gear into a small rucsac and take a trip up Walton Hill.
Having carried my 22amh battery in my rucsac i decided that i might down size it to a small 7amh one!
I set my ATAS 25 Antenna up with one radiating element, the 2 radials and the 3 ground wires all supported on a small tripod (very small)
And off i went! Never thought i would hear or get to chat to so many people! Height is clearly everything on the 2m Band!
So thanks to my first contact Ian – 2E1RDX as well as some members of the Whythall Radio Club. Had a nice afternoon on the hill, till one of the wires came loose on the battery terminal and i had to stop, the Torberry Connector had come loose and i needed to re-crimp it.