Re: Antenna #antennas


K5LWA Tyler
 

To reiterate some of the the previous points. With VHF/UHF height above average terrain (HAAT) and your antenna will make the biggest difference. I know Paul, K4PEW, recommens the Tram 1481 as a budget option. Laura, N4CLO, with WCARES is a big proponent of the Diamond X200. Installation be as easy as a push up pole or as complex as you want to make it. If you are diy'er and have some soldering skills some wire antennas can be made that will have increased gain and a better radiation pattern than typical HT antenna. The Ed Fong, WB6IQN, DBJ-1 and DBJ-2 are popular low cost diy antennas that he also sells.  A 50 watt mobile radio as a base or in your vehicle would be ideal, but don't underestimate a good antenna. 

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