Same here. I bought their shorter VHF antenna a few years ago and it worked very well for local monitoring on a Yaesu VX-series portable. I'm always skeptical of telescoping antennas in general for durability.I have purchased several other ducky antennas from Smiley tuned to VHF High frequencies and UHF. They work very well.
Ditto. I have one for the railroad band and another for the ham band; superior performance with both.I second sibbley. I bought one specifically for railroad monitoring, and it kicks butt.