Got little antenna work I need to do myself, but the weather been same here south Arkansas as well. If it's not been raining everything been coated in ice or snow if not that the wind been blowing at what feels like 100 mph.I've got a diamond CP22e I'm going to trim to 160.59 when the weather eases up. Got some new LMR400 I need to run anyway.
I second this antenna been using one for about 2 years with great results. Works good for me.I've had good results with the TrainTenna Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna DPD Productions - TrainTenna Railroad Voice Band and ATCS Antennas for Commercial & Hobbyist Applications
Wasn't trying to sell the antenna or hoping you would buy one, just giving some input on what I use.Got the diamond trimmed to 161Mhz. Gonna get it up in a day or so when I get time. It will have better gain @ 6db than the $80+ "traintenna"... I'm sorry, I just can't bring myself to buy into that. I've made too many antennas in my day. I couldn't bring myself to charge people that much for that.