First impressions for the radio were good, but I find it difficult to be objective as the radio is attached to a linear and a fantastic Optibeam 16-3 for 10/15/20 a bi-square for 40m or high (100ft) dipoles on 80 and 160. This puts all of my experience with bits of wire at home into the bin as this is a different league!
Better still was that I managed to work an all time new one Brunei (V85RY) on 20m SSB. I made it through the pile up second call – unheard of from home.
A couple of pics below shows the yagi (and smoking security guard) on a cloudy day with the towers for the 40/80/160 antennas in the background.