While on holiday in Portugal in 2007, I used wire antenna’s of 20 meters, 10 meters or 6 meters. Adjusting the transmatch is easy, also with different lengths of the wire of the antenna. But the longer antenna gives the best signals. With a wire of 20 meters, from the balcony of the hotel room, to the top of a pine tree, I made about 30 QSO’s in the RDA contest. Because of the wind, the constant movement of the branch of the tree, broke my thin rope.
So in the next weekend I used the same antenna, but now running to the fence of the hotel, on a height of only 5 meters. I participated in the YO DX contest and made 80 QSO’s.
With 40 DXCC countries in the log, I convinced myself that the transmatch is working very well.