Does anyone use a J-pole antenna?

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dbsar

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If you hook up an external antenna such as a J-pole to an 2 meter HT unit, what kind of range (RX / TX) increase does it give you? I know factors such as hgt, trees, etc have an effect but was just wondering.
 

mrweather

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Considering the duck antenna that comes with an HT has negative gain, anything will work better.

A potential downside is the better antenna might overload the receiver on the HT and actually make you think performance is worse.
 
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