Putting up a repeater and wanted to get feedback on (if cost was not an issue) what the best UHF 440 repeater antenna would be. I see allot of talk about the DB420, but when Andrews sold the antenna line the ham specific model (440-450 MHz) was dropped.
I also see talk about Sinclair and Celwave and the Model 455-5N specific to 440-450 Mhz. Straight fiberglass vertical or folded dipole, just wanted to get some feedback, since these antennas are between $950 and $1400, ouch.
I have looked at Diamond and other Ham specific brands, but I don't think they compete with the commercial antennas.
I suppose their are considerations about how high it will be and on what type of structure, building, tower, water tower, but just thought I'd see what kind of advise I would get, thanks