I see a lot of Hustler antennas on E-Bay. They sound cheap. Anyone used one? I need a good mobile for my SUV, mostly VHF and UHF freq (154-158 and 453-460). I will do either mag mount or a bracket screwed into the fender next to the hood.
You didn't mention which antenna you want. You should have and we could've probably provided a review.
Here is a review of one of their antennas and overall looks good. The people giving poor reviews seem like people who may have got a poor unit or are poor operators. (I'll find reviews posted on my favorite items with operators saying it fell apart immediately, etc etc. Idiots break their merchandise the day they get it, and out of frustration (of their inexperience) will post poor reviews.)
I have the Hustler 5-BTV that I use on 80m-10m. It's a champ - excellent performance for a vertical. And that's with no radials installed too. I know other hams that use them, and they all have good things to say as well.
I have a glass-mount in my truck now, but it doesn't seem to get very good reception. I read in another thread that window tint can hamper performance. This truck has the factory dark tint. That, and the 2 halves were not perfectly lined up when installed (my fault).
I might check into the Quarterwave, see how that one is.
Hustler makes decent consumer grade antennas. What I like about them is that they've pretty much stuck to proven designs for antennas instead of spending money on those wideband pieces of junk that some companies want $70 or $80 for and don't work worth a darn. Their trunk lip mounts are kind of ugly but they work well.