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Author Topic: Antenna Clamp  (Read 731 times)
N1IC
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« on: May 26, 2009, 05:51:00 PM »

I'm looking for a clamp with a PL259 connector on the end. I would like to try to Clamp an antenna to my pool encloure. Only something for 2/440.


de N1IC
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 06:06:59 PM »

It wouldn't be a PL-259, it would be an SO-239 (UHF female receptacle).

There are many such accessories, but to select one you need to specify exactly what the antenna base is: 3/8-24, or NMO or PO or what.
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 03:05:49 PM »

hi Nick,

have you looked at a trunk lip mount
or one of the cb mirror mounts ?

73 james
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KE2KB
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 03:37:29 PM »

If you are going to clamp the antenna to your pool structure, electrical code (NEC) requires that your radio equipment connected to the antenna be protected by GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter).
All you have to do is install the GFCI receptacle at the location your radio is plugged in.

Please don't take this lightly. Anything electrical around the pool can be dangerous.

FW
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KE2KB
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 03:45:50 PM »

What surface do you want to attach the antenna to?
Are you handy with sheet metal?
You could fabricate a bracket if you can cut and bend sheet metal. Just be sure to break corners so no one gets cut.

FW
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N1IC
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009, 09:52:49 AM »

Not handy enough to do that. I'll look for a different solution.
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KE2KB
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 01:34:55 PM »

Assuming that the pool is on the ground, why would you want your antenna so close to ground?
Why not mount it on the house, or maybe a mini-tower?

FW
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