I found online a PT-99 base antenna and after reading the page realized the shop was in Crete Illinois which isn't far from my home so I called and found that I could pick this up in person and save the shipping and he had 2 in stock. So yesterday I went and bought one for $55. Upon purchase I noticed how light the box was but after opening it I found the antenna is only 5 pounds and is a 4 piece antenna with tuning rings similar to the A-99. I gave it 2 coats of flat black enamel paint and installed it this morning with the included clamps. I mounted it on 1 3/4" Steel mast at about 40' to the base. I am feeding this with 75' of LMR-400 and it is connected to a switch box. After install I found SWR to be 1.4 on channel 1 and 1.1 on channel 40 close enough for me as I tend to use 38LSB. The receive is very quite and locals have told me it is about 1db less than my Sirio But where I showed 9db receive with the Sirio the PT-99 showed about 7-8. The Sirio is higher in the air though. The PT-99 is said to be 9.9dbi gain and able to take 2000 watts well so far I have put full power from my 500 watt amp into it and it is still going strong and the SWR doesn't change with or without my amp on! I feel this antenna is out performing my old A-99 and will continue to use it off and on until spring when it will be going to my cabin in Michigan to be mounted on a tower. Just thought I would share my findings. by the way the shop I got it from can be found on e bay it's abetterwaytobuy and the guy sells all kinds of electronic stuff. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment.