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If you want to get a bit more performance out of your 2 meter rig or handheld, try using a J-Pole antenna made from locally available parts. In this video, Matt Heere used an online J-Pole calculator and some "upcycled" copper plumbing pipe to make this sturdy, effective 2 meter antenna. According to Matt, this omni-directional VHF antenna delivers a small amount of gain--around 2dBi--which may be enough to get full quieting on your favorite repeater. Matt says he's able to contact a repeater almost 50 miles/81 km from his shack.
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