For the contest Steve very strongly suggested to bring the Folding antenna. Manufactured by Christian DL1ELU. The antenna is frequent companion on Heidi's and my travels. I've worked many valuable DX with it. It is a great performer (for Hex type beam), beats the vertical or dipole anytime.
Unfortunately we found that there was not enough of separation for not interfering with the other radio, despite the fact that we had the W3NQN filters, but used it sporadically mainly pointing to US. It was very handy to instantly switch from other antenna to this instead of turning the big beam.
All photos taken by Steve VK3JA.
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