KUDOS to Ken KC6WOK who helped me get started with my new portable antenna, for the loan of the antenna analyzer and for the encouragement to keep at it until I figured it out.
Afterwards I stumbled into a QSO party and was able to make 6 contacts on 40 meters from around the US.
Virginia City, NV
Salt Lake City, UT
Not bad for a first effort with a little portable antenna sitting out on the front lawn.
Thanks again Ken, for being a terrific Elmer.