I have a Kenwood TS-440S and just bought a "Screwdriver Type" hf antenna. I want to install these in to my 1999 Grand Voyager SE Minivan "Same as Dodge Grand Caravan SE". I have a 2inch receiver for light towing and thought I might make up a mount for the antenna, problem is the coil will be below the top of the van. It has a 3/8 inch thread at the bottom for the mount, I was told that I might what to put a INSULATED mount just below the coil for stability, problem is I would have to have a 3 or 4 ft extension to do this.. Now for the radio, I have the Kenwood and I would have to configure some kind of mount after taking out the center console, any ideas or should I just sell the Kenwood and buy a smaller rig such as TS-50s, Alinco, Icom etc.... If so what kind to buy for portable'mobile/emergency type use?
The only things that bothers me on these type of rigs is how well do they operate when around other radios such as in a emergency type situation? I appreciate you reading this and I'm looking forward to hear from a lot of you. All Suggestions, Pictures, are Greatly APPRECIATED!!
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