I’ve had problems with feeding the loop while maintaining vertical clearance for the porch roof. Fabricating a solution was going to involve hours, so I threw out a drag wire and ham stick. Lots of people on CW. K5LN signed and I tried to go back to him. He must have moved off frequency. Didn’t make any contacts and it was too hot – 90+ – in the sun, so I only stayed out an hour. Wish me luck.
I think the next step is a car battery and my IC-706.
73 de Scott/n7net