Well I have to say I am pleased!!! I was able to talk to KC0PEG on his way home and try out both the arrow J-Pole and my Plumbers special J-Pole.... from what Dave said the Plumbers special was as good if not maybe a touch better than the Arrow!!
I am stoked that it works as well as the Arrow, and that I can talk on the CCON from the kitchen! Mission accomplished! Maybe now to make a Yagi!