Since I am hoping to take a trip to Cornwall for a few days shortly I thought I would assemble and test out my portable station. The fine weather this evening provided the ideal opportunity.
Next I took out my 12 volt portable pack and set up the FT857, Buddistick antenna, MFJ tuner and my "new" mini CW key and set it all up in the back garden.
The Buddistick was set up on the lawn and tuned for 40 metres
At least I know the setup is working, hopefully I will have time to use it when I am Away.