The Cheap & Easy antennas are "classics."
But there's plenty of gain in the 2M and 2M/440 versions of the tape measure beams, too!
(And I really like the "attention" a Stanley(tm) tape measure beam attracts ... people see and
recognize a tape measure - THEN you show them what can be done! From working a friend
across the park ... to a local repeater ... to a SATELLITE overhead ... to across the planet
with a 'Net-enabled repeater.