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Old May 7th, 2020, 07:38 PM #21
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Antenna height is king with VHF/UHF.

We did some simplex from Lancaster, PA to Columbia, MD, between two 5 watts HTs running rubber duck antennas.

Oh, the HT was 3,000 feet above Lancaster in the back seat of a GA-7 light twin.
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What'd ya put up? Ham stick?
Flew my Diamond CR8900 mobile quad-band whip. I figured it was the least likely to get snagged on branches going up or coming down.

If it's raining tomorrow I may monkey with the cables inside and try to measure SWR. I didn't add a ground plane element (see snag concerns, above) so I'm expecting the impedance at the radiator is a little higher than ideal. However it's performing really well ... better than I had anticipated.
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