So, i like to buy VHF UHF antennas.
I decided to go with the phantom antenna.
Here is some pictures of the new VHF antenna.
in this picture i have a pack of marlboro's next to the antenna to give its size.
here is a up close picture of where you tune the antenna with a special plastic key ( the key is in the first photo on the seat ).
This picture shows it installed. The smaller black phantom is 70cm 450mhz & up.
All in all i am very satisfied with my choice for now. maybe i will try all 1/4 wave antennas next
One downside is the fact that i now have to TX at 15-55w for maximum audio gain through distant repeaters.
This antenna is very much so 1MHz bandwidth antenna, i am not concerned about that issue.
73 de k6dea