I'm a relatively new ham and I have a question to ask. I was gifted a Kenwood TM-V7 by a generous ham and had it mounted in my car during the summer with a magmount. When I went back to university I had to setup my radio indoors. So I grabbed a piece of scrap steel and stuck the magmount on it for a ground plane. It has worked well enough so far, but I'm looking to improve my sensitivity and range. Is my existing setup even somewhat reasonable? I'm considering getting full length 70cm and full length 2m antennas and mount them similarly.http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~dkozel/Images/antenna.jpg
I'd love any thoughts or comments.