Well I could hear folks this morning on the 33, but couldn't respond back. It was no different than the magnetic mount antenna. So I figured a 19" stick isn't going to do it. Time to get a bit more serious. So I spent zeros of dollars on this on the hope it will be better. We will see.
I was getting the picket fence effect trying to listen to the radio so I decided to do the dirty deed and drill a hole in the roof. Yup, that's mold or mildew. And those scratches are from the roof of the parking garage on Calhoun. After the relocation it no real effect, so I blam the HT.
Been going all over the place today. I started around 5am and modified Chang Puak's Yagi-Uda calculator to suit my needs. I needed to add elements and his first calculator had that, but didn't show dipole length and his new one didn't allow for adding elements. So I merged the two a bit. Can be seen here.
I believe I'm going to build a Yagi-Uda antenna to do a little fox hunting on the repeater I frequent. We have two jerkoffs that want to cause chaos on the frequency I figured I can do a little dox'ing to return the favor. I also bought a 20$ SDR to do a little testing with.