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Author Topic: Diplexer placement in vehicle.....  (Read 410 times)
K3GM
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« on: July 30, 2007, 06:48:08 PM »

I found 2 good locations for installing NMO mounts in the roof of my 2007 Tahoe. What I thought was going to be extremely hard turns out to be cake. It's very easy to access and punch the 3/4" hole in the roof and route the coax.  Here's the rub.  The route requires running the coax in the headliner back to the rear of the vehicle, down, and then forward to the radio.  If I install a diplexer in the headliner to feed a 10m antenna and a 6/2/70cm antenna I can use short RG-58 pigtails from the NMO mounts to the diplexer and lower loss coax from the diplexer to the radio.  This will place the diplexer some distance from the radio.  I've always placed it close to the radio.  Does it matter where it's placed in line?
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K5LXP
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007, 08:07:33 PM »

No, anywhere is fine.

Mark K5LXP
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