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This is post 2509 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.
Are you looking for a way to improve the range and performance of your 2m/70cm hand-held HT? Then this video from Sebastian (KF5OBS) may be what you need.
The solution to the poor performance of the stock "rubber duck" antenna is simple: just add a "tiger tail" or counterpoise wire to the base of the HT antenna.
Here are some comments from Sebastian:
This video is showing how to significantly improve the receive and transmit performance of any handheld radio using what's called a Tiger Tail or Rat Tail.
This modification is simple, easy, and cheap.
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).