New to the hobby, have my GMRS license and will have my technician at the end of the month. Question regarding the short or "stubby" antennas (antennae?). I understand that the stubby style antennas reduce performance, however, I've read several postings stating operators are able to hit repeaters up to 10 miles away with these things. If I'm actually looking to decrease my transmit range, will antennas like the NAGOYA NA-805 or similar do that or, should I just stick with the rubber duckies that come with the HTs? I'm trying to keep the communications of our small group local.