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Author Topic: Toyota 4 Runner  (Read 541 times)
N5LB
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« on: January 19, 2002, 03:43:24 PM »

Has anyone mounted an HF antenna on a 4 Runner? Where and how?  I can't drill any holes in the truck.  Also what about noise from the vehicle's computer and ignition system, does anyone have any experience with that part specific to the 4 Runner?

I'm just thinking about HF mobile. Never done that in 35 yrs of hamming.

N5LB
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K3IMW
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2002, 03:42:10 AM »

I have a 96 4Runner and work 2m, 6m and HF using a Yaesu FT-100D.  I run power leads from the battery through a fuse then through the bulkhead just at about the level of the heater controls then down to the unit. I have a noise filter just before the power enters the radio but don't think it does much.

I use a Larsen NM150 on magmount for 6m/2m and an Iron Horse 4-magnet magmount for HF.  Little trouble with ignition or other noise.

--ian k3imw/6
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N5LB
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2002, 09:51:06 AM »

Is the HF antenna mounted on the roof with the mag mount? How tall is the HF antenna?
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K3IMW
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2002, 04:35:33 PM »

> Is the HF antenna mounted on the roof with the mag mount?
>How tall is the HF antenna?
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Yes, but they are just HamSticks, so the weight and wind load are negligible. They are about 8' high.  No problem with gas stations, etc, but I have to remember to take them down for parking structures.

--ian



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