I'm working as a volunteer for the 23rd Annual Prescott Rally again this year. Asked for a new location, and got assigned to an outside corner road block. That means I'll have the truck parked a long way from the road, so I will be using an HT in very convoluted terrain. Fortunately I'm about a mile as the crow flies from the main stage captain. Unfortunately I'm 3 miles by road via all the twists and turns...
I know the stock antenna on my HT, a 2 meter Yaesu VX-170, isn't that good. Decided to get a new antenna, and on the advice of the HRO folks chose the RD-98 17" whip. I looked at a collapsible 5/8's wave Diamond, but the HRO guy said they tend to snap off the SMA connector on the Yaesu.
Anyone have any experience with the RD-98?
It's unbelievably flexible - when it came in UPS today, I thought for sure they must have sent the wrong item because it came coiled in a 5" x 5" x 2" box!