I ordered today a Diamond X-30 antenna for 2 meter and 70 cm. On eHam the reviews are good. A 5 out of 5. Specications: Description: 2m/70cm Dual Band Vertical, Gain 3.0db(2m)/5.5db(70cm), Max Power 150 watts, Wind 135 (mph), 1/2 wave element(2m),5/8 wave two element(70cm), v.swr is less than 1.5:1
I like the local chats on 2 meter, especially those on PI3ZDM, repeater located in Zaandam.
There is a live audio stream of the repeater, so you can listen if you like to this repeater.
This morning I had a QSO on 2 meter with PE1BRV/M Joop from Koog aan de Zaan and with PA1KC Joop the site owner of PI3ZDM.