Originally Posted by Penten
I'm Sorry But HF And VHF? Lost On The Terms, But I Can Get A 5 1/2 Ft Antenna.
And Thank You Very Much dfry, I May Use That
Seems like the calculation is 468/f=1/2 wave dipole. I'm a HAM but it's been a long time since I've made any antennas.
Radiation pattern favors the largest ground area so if it is mounted to the rear of the vehicle, most of the signal gets radiated towards the front. Unless the antenna is built to compensate. It's a minor consideration. I would go as mentioned and mount to the rear.