Ok thanks. Good tips. I guess that's why it worked so well on my mostly fibreglass highway truck.
I would love to do that 102" whip straight up above the camper but the height really would be a problem being that it would be at about 16-17 feet.
Looks wise, an antenna on the wiper cowl opposite my factory antenna would look nice, would that be ok?
So if I'm just primarily listening, how do I get the noise down as much as possible. On the not of swr, is anything under 3.0 safe to transmit or should I aim to be lower than 2?
My highway truck I could leave the rf knob wide open and squelch was always off, I would hardly get any noise.
When it was in the pickup a few times I could never leave the rf wide open, always 1/2 maybe 3/4 open.
Again thanks for any and all help guys.