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  1. Hey - relatively new to GMRS, but been on other bands for a while. We've just gotten a new repeater in the area, that make this much more accessible, so i getting set up. I'm looking to add a base antenna to the house. I'm mostly going for height (it will be about 20 feet), and not spending megabucks$$. Since I can pretty much it it from my HT, huge power is not the primary concern. but I'd like to not make any big mistakes. I do start running into issues if the antenna gets too big. I'm looking at two antennas at the moment. If anyone has any direct experience with either of these, I'd welcome the insight. 1) An open stub jpole - either bought or built like this one (I have the a 2 meter/70 centimetre jpole like this and it has served me well):: http://www.arrowantennas.com/inst/OSJ152-462.pdf 2) a BR6157 omni like this one. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00L8G1O7S/?coliid=I10E2OE6JBA4IO&colid=3OC9EBOLYZLC3&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it Costs would be comparable (I'll spend as much on feedline as the antenna). #2 has a slightly smaller footprint. Arguably a better radiation pattern. an "N" connector. Honestly - it is something a bit different for me which is a plus. #1 is more of a know quantity for me, and is a common type of antenna. I lean towards DIY anyway. It is a bit bigger or more noticeable. It is dual band, on the off chance i ever want to mess with MURS (I don't really see it). Welcome thoughts - or other obvious choices in a similar price range/footprint size. I am kinda looking to narrow things down rather than open them up. Thanks for any insights. Jim
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