I live 7.8 kilometers birds eye view from my friends house. We are in Denver, so there may be a bit of terrain but should be relatively flat. There are a few trees, and houses and maybe a few buildings between us.
What is the best practical antenna system to simplex on the 2 meter from my house to his? Would something like a Yagi be good?
Is it even possible to get a signal through a few houses and trees? Currently, I use an ht with rubber duck to hit repeaters on the mountains west, but I wanted to see if we could get simplex. My friend has a 50w 2m rig and I'm probably getting one of those soon also