The table above is based on my observations and not those of any lab or antenna shoot-outs. It is imperfect as am I. If you want I can give you a rough idea how many contacts I have made with each of the above solutions for comparison. I didn’t just try these once and give up. Out of thousands of contacts I can give you a very good idea how many were made with each of the above. Obviously the poorer performers I used less and less since it was apparent they weren’t going to make the grade.
(and remember this is MY observations on SO-50 ONLY — the performance on other sats is most definitely different.)
** Arrow & Elk are both good antennas. I believe Arrow performs slightly better on SO-50. Open for debate as is your favorite light beer, truck manufacturer, or football team.