just a copy with a homebrew 2m ground plane antenna on the roof top with the FT-60. pretty surprising results considering the antenna isn’t even tuned for 137MHz.
here’s a picture of my mobile APRS setup in the Jeep. it’s been a fun project from time to time. eventually, i plan on constructing a 2m vertical antenna to throw on the roof for better satellite reception while being mobile. i’m currently using a high-gain Comet mag-mount which is an excellent antenna. i was actually able to get out over 20 miles the other night on 146.52 with K5YLE using only 5 watts on the FT-60. for satellite reception, i’ll have to do a custom design.
the setup uses the FT-60R packet cable design into my Gentoo Linux laptop (Samsung N210) running soundmodem and Xastir.