Hi guys and gals,
I'm looking to buy a directional antenna for GMRS that will also work on VHF when I get the tech license. I've been looking at elk and arrow. I love the portability but don't want to sacrifice too much performance. Are these on par with say a cushcraft or some other brand of dual band yagi for GMRS? Are there any specific antennas that you recommend?
I'm in a residential area and currently have 2 40 watt mobiles connected to midland 6dbi whips with ground plane plates. Trying to talk simplex with my son that isn't far but we're marginal on height restrictions at his mom's house. Right now we can talk, but it's pretty noisy and annoying. I used this calculator https://www.scadacor...-line-of-sight/ and it confirms we're on the edge height wise. I will be able to raise his slightly, to maybe 3.5 meter height. I'm around 8 meters high at my place in the attic. I understand that height will trump pretty much everything but ex's rule in this case as far as my mounting at that location.
I'm hoping to keep antenna cost under 200.