Question about GMRS attic antenna
Hello all, new to the site here!
I have a question in regards to an attic antenna for GMRS. I am obtaining my license and would like to install an attic monted antenna for a base station. The house is a rental and I am not allowed to install anything exterior, but did get the OK to use attic space. I only have maybe 4 feet or so of height right at the peak.
My question is, I have been reading up on antennas and antenna gain. Due to the height, I could only use what they call a unity gain fiberglass base staion antenna. A ham friend of mine suggested finding a large metal or aluminum plate, drill the center and install a 5bd UHF mobile radio antenna in the center, and install that in the attic thus giving me "gain".
What do you all think is the best route and best performer? A fiberglass base antenna or the mobile antenna idea?
Thanks in advance!!