Thanks to you both.
When I did a search on the subject I seem to remember that you mentioned having an antenna that was about 30" that performed well, is that not the case?
I guess "well" is relative. It performs better than any other six meter HT antenna I tried. It does not perform nearly as well as a 19 inch whip does on two meters, everything else being equal.
Bottom line is I am not happy with ANY of the six meter HT antennas I have tried. However this one is better than the rest.