Ditto on the Arrow J pole antenna (even though it isn't a true J pole)! Mine has been up for years
maintenance required and has performed excellent. It also doubles as a good scanner antenna with a switch box added for convenience. For $39.99, it could be the last
VHF/UHF antenna you will have to buy in your lifetime
. I am in a frequent lightning, small tornado and hurricane area here in Florida. A stout antenna is required
If size is a consideration (in case you want to mount it in the attic or for outside stealth) look at the Arrow and Centerfire ground plane antennas, including the Centerfire discone antenna. All are excellent performers, well built and in the $29.00 to $39.00 range.
I did paint mine with flat black $.99 spray paint for corrosion resistance and stealth.