FT8 on 2M

Finally I took the plunge, after running FT8 on HF for a time I decided to try it on 2M.

After a quick lash up of the FT857 I was on air, with a frequency of 144.174 MHz I quickly worked M0BMN in Wolverhampton,  G0CER in Shropshire, and a few others, happy with that using my vertical, a co-linear I put up about 20 years ago, so long ago I have no idea what it is!.

Within 12 hours I had worked a couple of DX stations:

Including DK0KW at 630.27 miles.