I brought the Wouxun KG-UVD1P radio
today on my bicycle and listened to the PI3UTR repeater
on both parts of the cycling commute. In the afternoon I heard KM6DU
active via echolink on the repeater and answered his call, giving a nice QSO.
It was 99% Internet and 1% amateur radio, but it was nice to be able to do
this thanks to echolink.
KM6DU reported my sound was a interrupted a
lot, so I stopped my bicycle and raised my radio from belt level (about 1
meter above the ground on my recumbent bicycle) to holding it up (somewhat
more than 2 meters above ground) which changed the signal from lots of
interruptions to clearly understandable. It's amazing what a bit of antenna
height can do!