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Author Topic: any use the huslter Model MO-4  (Read 408 times)
N3OW
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« on: May 05, 2004, 09:43:26 PM »

Well as I am still looking for a antenna for my jep and sence I have two resonators the SR for 20 and 40 meters.
I would use this on a 4 mag mount tothe roof of my jeep.
What do yall think this is a temp till I can figure which of the small screwdriver ant. to use.
Thank yall
Jay
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2004, 11:56:39 PM »

I think you would be better off getting a full size motorized antenna and mounting it correctly.

A mobile HF antenna is pretty ineffecient and small ones are even worse.

A Hustler mast and multiple resonators on a mag mount on top of the jeep? You'll spend a lot of time picking it off the ground, if it doesn't get run over by the vehicle following you first. Smiley

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N3ZKP
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2004, 12:01:06 AM »

Forgot the rest ...

A four-mag mount will probably hold everything to the roof in a wind or at highway speeds, but the first time you hit a low hanging tree branch one of two things will happen - or both of them:

- The branch will dislodge the antenna assembly and it will fall off the vehicle, or

- the antenna assemble will be mangled beyond repair.

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K0BG
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2004, 09:39:34 AM »

Or if you have a crash. Since Jan 1 or this year, the NHTSA has reported 3 injuries and 1 death due to flying antennas. I wouldn't use a mag mount on a bet.

The Hustlers are a medium efficiency antenna which work well if propely mounted. I have written several different articles about this for eham.net. A full list in on my web site links page along with additional information you might need.

Alan, KØBG
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2004, 12:05:20 PM »

Alan,

<< Since Jan 1 or this year, the NHTSA has reported 3 injuries and 1 death due to flying antennas.>>

Any details on what kind of antennas and what they were on?

Lon
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K0BG
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2004, 02:54:20 PM »

I don't know all of the details, and what is posted on the NHTSA site is limited. I do know the death occured in Cincinnati, OH. I was hoping to have the pictures sent to me in the near future. Even then it may be impossible to tell. I'll just have to wait and see.

Alan, KØBG
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2004, 03:49:54 PM »

It will be interesting to learn the details. Might  make for another good article. Smiley

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WB2WIK
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2004, 06:48:20 PM »

Unfortunate but interesting story about the flying mag mounts.  

I've never been hurt by one, but I have seen one go flying!  I had a big, fat 3-magnet mount on the roof of my leased Pontiac Bonneville years ago, and came to a very hard stop after traffic just in front of me did the same (not sure I ever knew why).  So, I did a very short, tire-screaching stop and went from 60 to 0 about as fast as a car can.  In the process, the 3-mag mount went flying in front of my car, snapping the coax in the process, and I ended up driving over it!

Nobody got hurt, but it was a loss of an antenna and mount, and although funny at the time, in retrospect, it's not so funny.  If the vehicle in front of me had a big rear window and my antenna went flying through it, it might have killed someone in that car; the 3-mag mount probably weighed ten pounds.  At 60 mph, that's a big, fat bullet.

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