Thanks for the reply. Do you have the random wires connected directly to the coax or are you using
some kind of balun/transformer? Can you clarify what you mean by "throwing the wires out right and left", I'm
having a hard time visualizing what the means in context of an open window.
One other thing, are you just using this on 20m or does it work on other bands?
Thanks again for the info.
In the field I was planning on using the 28' like a vertical with the 16' counterpoise. But for the window I set it up more like a dipole. I tied a nail clipper to one end and got it to land on the roof line. The 16' side I threw the other direction and it hooked on something, though not fully extended. I have an LDG 1:1 balun that probably isn't needed. I also have a BNC connector to attach the wires to if I forgo the balun. I did that in the field. I've made many contacts on 40m and 20m. The KX3 tuner will tune just about anything.
With the R4040 I found that I was bringing my LDG Z100 tuner and extra batteries... So in the end, it seemed like a lot to piece together with jumpers. Still great, and I'll do that for trips where I don't want to worry about an expensive radio... BUT... The KX3 is as close to plug in and play as I've seen. My new favorite thing is sitting in bed with the radio. Simple setup and good results.
I've found little luck in calling CQ, but I've answered a lot of calls and tail ended on other QSOs. There was a pileup and I threw my call out there. The code was WAY to fast for me and I regretted it when the station answered. Thank goodness the KX3 decoder helped me.