Extremely short RX antenna.

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Extremely short RX antenna.

Just thought you might find this interesting... Left my beacon running all week on 20 metres @ -37dBM. By Tuesday I noticed only my received stations being posted. Still getting some good DX from Europe and USA but nobody was hearing me! Returned Home today fearing the worst...Blown Final ...Lightning damage???. Upon inspecting the Vertical out in the paddock found that one of my sheep had rubbed up against the matching network and broken the connection from the buried coax feeder. My only antenna during the past two days was 75mm of wire (good ground radial system though!!)