Once more the IC 2820 has been put in mothball Hi!. Still not a nibble of D-Star *sigh*. Decided today to purchase a decent antenna to replace the 2 metre job, thus enabling my Anytone AT-5189 to squirt some rf onto the 4 metre band instead.
Antenna in place and tuned for 70.450 (1.2:1) Nice! I was soon in qso with Andy (g0ayz), who put my mind at rest re audio/signal quallity. Now I'm off the ground with 4, and while I'm in the antenna mood, I'll try shortening the elements of my 11 metre dipole to be compatible with 10 fm. Rig for that will be another fiendish Chinese rig, the Anytone AT-5555. That's tomorrow's job sorted.