I wanted to post an update about my reception issues.
I bought the DLC Cover Omnidirectional antenna and its worked great.
I now get adequate reception at my favorite green field site and have posted a couple of pics here. (didn't post pics, can't get it to work)
I'm really pleased with the reception but not so much with what I discovered this morning!
Now I'm having some new problems with my UM562 that I'll put in a new post. Hope you experts can help me!