I started out on VHF and UHF with a rubber duck. I soon upgraded to the Diamond SRH-320A, but even that didn’t cut it in the gritty city. I purchased this antenna because it requires no assembly, and it doesn’t need a ground. I have it hooked up to my Kenwood TM-V71.
Note that I have since upgraded to the Diamond X50A.
Check out the KB9VBR 2 Meter J-Pole!