I have been out of the radio scene for many years. Many. However I am getting back into two-way radio and I have a old Deer slayer 240 mobile I bought way back in the 90's that I am going to use until I decide on what kind of new radio I want. I recently won a Midland GMRS mobile that is going in my rig also. And eventually I will add a dual band ham radio. I have pretty much decided Im going with a front bed rail mount from breadlove. But I can decide on what kind of antenna to get. I want discrete looks but functional. About the most power I will ever run would be a Texas Star Vplus modulator. So big power ratings is not necessary. I know putting it on the top of the cab will net better results, its just not going to happen. Lots of parking garages and such that I frequent and dont want to rip off a antenna off or a hole in the roof. Plus the cab of the truck will be getting the real estate for the GMRS and Ham antennas as they are prudent to storm spotting. And both of the antennas for the bands are short and less likely to be broke off also.