A lovely sunny day was ideal to start constructing some verticals for contesting and portable work. Using the tools we had to hand we managed to put together two verticals, one for 40 meters and one for 20 meters. Both are very lightweight and very inexpensive to build. We took the 20 meter vertical down to the shoreline and it performed beautifully. Stateside was very good and plenty of DX to be heard. Gary's Elecraft K2 is ideal for this sort of thing, just 10 watts and a built in battery gives a good few hours of operation!