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Dedicated VHF Antenna?

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I'm sure it's already out there, but I haven't been able to locate the thread that answers my specific question. If anyone could point me in the right direction, it'd be greatly appreciated!

Looking for a VHF specific antenna for an HT1250, particularly for transceiving narrowband between 154.000-158.000 MHz, preferably under 7" and $100. This is a fire radio, so no desire whatsoever for operability on 144/70cm/UHF/800/etc.

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Compared to my UV-82 with a "sloppily trimmed" Nagoya na-771, the receive on the HT is horrible, and I haven't transmitted enough to speak on its behalf. Side by side, the cheap Chinese radio sings all day while the HT only breaks when repositioned to a better/higher plane. Our terrain is mostly pine woods with some rolling hills (Eastern Texas if anyone is familiar).

Thanks for the help in advance
 

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Perfect, these ones tuned for 150-160MHz are what I was looking for. Grabbed one of the department issued BPR40's and screwed its antenna in the HT, noticeable improvement on that alone so stock option is on the table as well.

I can run with this, thank y'all for pointing me in the right direction!
 
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