Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net

   Home   Help Search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Antenna for new Camaro  (Read 594 times)
N3ELM
Member

Posts: 1




Ignore
« on: June 18, 2001, 03:14:26 PM »

I just bought a new Camaro SS and am challenged by the installation of a dual band VHF-UHF antenna. It seems that I may have to go with a glass mount antenna this time. Any hams with Camaros who have solutions?
TNX
Logged
WB2WIK
Member

Posts: 20603




Ignore
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2001, 07:09:27 PM »

I punched a hole in the front fender, close to the windshield (where the AM/FM whip antenna normally goes, but on the opposite side of the car), and mounted a conventional NMO-mount VHF/UHF whip antenna there.  Not as good as the center of the roof, but not a bad location, and at least this part of the vehicle body is steel, and it was easy to route the coaxial cable from the antenna base through to the passenger compartment, by going through the firewall via a rubber plug that was already there.

Did this in my last Camaro, few years back.  Unless they've recently changed to plastic at this location (I hope not!), should still work on the latest models.

The rear-window mount through-the-glass antennas really aren't that bad; I just don't like them because it makes the cable really long and difficult to route back to the rig -- to do the job nicely, you'd have to take the headliner down.

73 de Steve WB2WIK/6
Logged
WA9PIE
Member

Posts: 73


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2001, 12:46:50 AM »

For my Firebird, I went to a junkyard and bought the mounting part of the FM antenna.  I then drilled a hole opposite the stock FM antenna (left fender) and installed a 2m/440Mhz antenna there (Comet BC20) - by putting a double-female SO-239 connector through the mount.

It looks great... works great...

Mike, WA9PIE
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!