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Author Topic: Antenna Mounting Options for 2013 Lincoln MKX  (Read 2729 times)
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« on: December 16, 2013, 10:07:18 PM »

 Huh We just purchased a 2013 Lincoln MKX replacing a 2007 Volvo XC90 (Volvo totaled in accident). The Volvo had a luggage rack where I had my dual band antenna mounted. Due to the over-sized moon roof there is no rack on the MKX's roof. Has any one seen or heard of a mount for the MKX other than possibly a glass mount?

Thanks for any suggestions

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 10:46:29 AM »

If not metallic/passivated glass, why not the Larsen 2M/440 KG-2/70-CX-PL? It is an excellent performer. It is the knock-offs and imitations (and improper installations) that have given "through-the-glass" a bad name. But this setup works marvelously. I use this one and their through-the-glass 220 setup all day long - excellent results.

The rear hatch is too weird ... But a clip mount on one of the rear doors would work well, too. Diamond's K412CNMO Trunk Lip Mount is a smaller profile unit than their K400, and would work well. Just make sure at least the top third of the antenna clears the roof line, and you will gave good 2M/440 performance.

Assuming, of course, you are interested in 2M/440 work.



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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 04:19:03 AM »

But a clip mount on one of the rear doors would work well, too. 

I've got a clip mount on my car, mounted on the rear passenger door.  Works fine!   I got a 3/8x24 mount, and put an $8 dualband whip there, got it from buxcomm.  Zero problems, good performance!
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