Thanks guys. I like using D-Star and Fusion because you can get essentially HF range from 2m or 70cm if you use something like a DV4Mini or a RasPi Hotspot. Yes, I know that requires an internet connection for the backbone, and isn't likely going to work when SHTF, but I still like using it (for now). I live in the midwest, and I talk to guys on the east coast regularly just using my HT either through the local repeater or using my hotspot. I like how reflectors work with D-Star.
As I have an ICOM 7100 rig, I decided to order Icom's AH-740 antenna. Yes, it was crazy expensive, but it is all self-contained, and does not require the use of any sort of antenna tuner. The 7100 controls it directly, and it auto-tunes itself. I am going to mount it on my truck eventually, but for now I will use it at home on a tripod.
If anyone wants to work on a day/time/frequency to try out, let me know.