I tend to like to build my own antennas. Looking in the catalogs and seeing the cost of many of the 'state of the art' antennas gave me sticker shock. So, being that is supposed to be a technical hobby rooted in the ingenuity of making it yourself, I try to build my own antennas.

Over the past few years I have built two fairly simple antennas, one for my 2m rig and the other for our club's field day setup.