I need some feedback on a 2 meter J Pole I built today. I had no 2 meter antenna and very little cash on hand, so I decided to build a J Pole. I have tried to get feedback on the air ... either no one could hear me, or no one was around. The repeater responded ... so I assume I was transmitting. Like I said I'm poor ... I know there's no substitute for an SWR meter. I just want to get up and running. I used 1/2 inch Type M copper pipe, 1/2 inch copper caps for the vertical sections and 10 gauge solid copper wire between the vertical sections. Connector is a SO-239 post from Radio Shack. I am using an ICOM IC-2200H radio, transmitting mostly with 5 and 10 watts, but occasionally want to use up to 65 watts for simplex QSO's.