80m VK2DX 3505 599 tonight easy worked in EU pile low power and " improved" vertical.
I had to take the mast down anyway the rotor was struck and a 40m bnd top load came down in the Christmas storm.
I used a fiber fishing rod fitted in a PVC tube as 4m side arm to keep the 80m vertical wire as clear as possible from the main metal mast.
The dipole is 9m50 long at 22m a.g. for reference.
recording of VK2DX