What kind of activity do you plan on at your home station, Local FM or weak signal SSB/CW DXing?
For local FM a home made GP will cost you $5 for some stiff #12 wire and a SO239 connector and work as well as an expensive comet or Newtronics model !
The Coax and mounting pi[pe will cost more than the antenna its self !
For serious DX on SSB/CW/DIGI, you need a long yagi antenna and rotator. The magazines and ham catalogs are full of Yagis and towers, this can get expensive, but generally speaking, the bigger and higher the antenna, the farther you can work over the horizon ! .
Working over a thousand miles on 2M is not as rare as you may think, with the right antenna and a lot of luck and the right conditions..
Last edited by k8jd; 04-25-2008 at 03:11 AM.
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