Mmmmm, i'm not impressed. Heard a station calling cq on 4 metres today on my scanner+discone.
Signal loud and clear, no problem. Turned on the Wouxun handy and the signal was very scratchy. Tried to answer him and got no answer using the metal roof mounted quarter wave magmount or using the handy outside with the centre loaded whip on board.
G0AYZ is located in Gosport which is about 12 miles directly across the water from my location, so i did expect my 5 watts to at least attract his attention. Apparently not, so not very chuffed at the moment. I'm sure 2 metres would have been a doddle with 5 watts but maybe 4 metres is a whole new ball game propogation wise, i don't know.