What?? No it doesn't. It restricts you signal. Especially when you guys where around a corner..and you saw the tuning..was damn near perfect.
It's not probably astronomically better. But I'm confident in saying I have a bit of range advantage..just due t the longer antenna..I don't think the mounting height effects that..
Either way. Your radio is the only radio I've even talked too that I could always hear haha
IMO, the reason you could hear well was because of the canyon walls. The walls tend to channel the signal beyond the nornal range.There is no doubt that your radio works very good. Possible as good as any "stock" radio I have ever wheeled with. Some of that is, IMO, because we have the same radios.