The other thing that I'm having a hard time with is selection. Brands like Diamond, Comet, Larsen with similar and different models, and all kinds of options that I don't really understand. I could just pick a dual band NMO that has worked for someone else with a similar setup, but I'd like to understand it a bit more than I do. What is important in antenna selection? Height? Wavelength? Single vs Dual Band?
BTW - I'm leaning toward the Yaesu 7800.
1976 FJ40 - green and mostly stock
1996 FZJ80 - not so stock