I've always run mobile radios but this weekend I found a local selling a Uniden Pro 810e with a Crossbow for $40. I have read the Crossbow (1/2-wave vertical) is just so-so as an antenna. I haven't heard much on the 810 but I really enjoy it. I live in the bottom floor of an apartment in Seattle - so I need some tips on an a good antenna or how to get it higher in the air. I'll also take thoughts on on the 810e, cool little radio! Thanks!