Hello all. New to the forum. I am using a 102 SS Whip and about 15 ft of lmr-240 hooked to my Galaxy radio and it does a great job. Using my small mfj swr/power meter it shows a 1.2 on channel 1 and a 1.4 on channel 40. Good enough for me. Anyway, how exactly does the 102" whip radiate it's signal? More of an upward signal or does it radiate out up and down the antenna the same in all directions.
BTW, it is mounted about 9 inches behind the cab on a home made steel mount mounted on the bed rail and I do use a 4 and 1/2 inch barrel spring that my Dad bought about 50 yrs ago. Don't know the brand of the spring but it is very strong. Actually, the whip and spring are both my Dads old antenna setup from long ago.