Build an Antenna
You may have already upgraded your handheld radio with an after-market antenna but there is much more you can do to increase performance and add some extra capabilities to your portable radio.
Building an antenna for your dual-band (VHF/UHF) FM transceiver is a great project to undertake. They require a lot less room than giant HF antennas and can greatly improve your operating range and even allow you to participate in other activities such as satellite communications and radio direction finding.
Roll-up and go with a portable slim jim antenna.
- Roll Up Slim Jim Antenna plans PDF Document
Ready to increase your range? Get a J-Pole up high and find out how far you can transmit.
Tape Measure Yagi
Yagi antennas provide directional gain that omnidirectional whips cannot.