I'm in the market for a two meter vertical antenna to be mounted on a portable mil-surp mast. The station will be used as an emergency/expedient comm post when away from home. I've narrowed my interests down to a few brand/model choices given my budget and size requirements and the G3 is in the final running, yet I know nothing about it directly. I know its at the upper limit for size that's ideal for my needs and it seems quality manufactured. Generally customers are very happy with the larger and more expensive G7-144, but there seems a lack of reviews on its budget minded, smaller cousin. What say you all? Has any one put this antenna to paces? I could always buy a second unit of the antenna I use at home and call it safe, but what would be the fun in that? Then again, I'm not in the business of throwing $$$ down the drain so a little assurance that the thing works wouldn't be bad.