I am wanting to install my TM-D700a in my Dodge Magnum, but, for various reasons which we will just shorten to the variable "XYL," mounting a 2m/440 antenna anywhere on the (outside of the) car is a non-starter. Initially, I thought about laying some stiff copper wire in the rain channel on the roof, but that would be darn near horizontal and not likely very useful for 2m repeaters, I'd think.
In searching the interwebz for ideas, I came across this:
STI-CO Covert VHF Bumper Antenna
It consists of a pair of dipole antennas and a coax splitter. The instructions (available elsewhere) show one dipole mounted at the front left corner and one at the rear right corner. The leads are then plugged in to the coax splitter (more of a yoke, really) and then from there in to the radio. $350 seems like a lot for a couple of dioples and a coax section, but maybe I'm overly-frugal.
So, I'm thinking of building something similar and giving it a go. Before I do, though, I thought I would ask here and see if anyone has done something similar, or maybe has experience with the STI-CO product and can advise on how well this is likely to work out.
Many thanks and 73s,