with the rain pipe antenna !
I discovered that the gutter (in german: Dachrinne) which is mounted at the roof
of our balcony is not grounded. So I tried to match it with my Annecke tuner fed
with abt 5m of RG58 cable - and: it works !
able to tune it on 10-40m without any problems.
The vertical section of the gutter is abt 1,5m, the horizontal section abt 3m
long, you can therefore call it a "inverted-L-gutter-antenna".
Before and during WPX SSB 2003 I worked such semi rare DX as ST0RY, 3B8MM,
HS1PDY, XT2TI, SU9NC, 9Y4/DL7DF, HC8N, DP1POL and so on. TRX is a ICOM 735
is a zero cost antenna and has the big advantage that it is absolutely invisible
and therefore also XYL-compatible, hi.