We use to get told the best place fo the old CB antenna was the centre of the roof
Out of curiosity how would you do that??
My GME antenna is hard wired all the way through I believe??
Ok, thanks.If its a fixed base then you cant really.
That's why I got an antenna with an so-239 base - the ae4701.
To that I run 3 aerials off it, the 6.6 colinear whip that came with it, a flexible 3di whip and a unity gain 1/4 wave whip.
I pick and choose between aerials, the tighter the bush, the smaller the aerial. I use the 3dbi the most, even on those longer trips, bcause generally, I'm not that far from my company. Rarely do i ever mount the 6.6Dbi.
Position of the antenna is not just ground related. Any metal near the antenna can/will absorb transmitted power and block received signals. Additionally it can act as a director/reflector which may help but more often will skew the radiation pattern in a (likely) undesirable way.
Just swap uhf then.
Unit 1, 6.5 dB
Unit 2 2 db
unit 1 on scan
Unit 2 on channel.
Our unit 1 on channel
Unit 2 on scan