2016-07-10 This past week I took my FT-817nd, MFJ-971 portable tuner and home brew G5RV Jr made with speaker wire to our son's place over in the Minneapolis area. Conditions were far from great but I was able to have two short QSOs on twenty meters. The occasion was a family reunion so the radio generated several conversations which is always fun. I installed the antenna as an inverted Vee with the apex about twenty feet up and the ends down around ten feet. Its light weight makes it ideal for such use.