I'm looking for a summer project for my pick-up. I want to build a 2m antenna.
I would like to build either a 1/2 or 5/8 wave vertical with ground radials. I plan to mount it (somehow) in one of the post holes in the walls of the pick-up's bed.
It's a ford ranger by the way..
I want something that'll get the ground plane about as high as the cab, but I'll be mounting it back at one of the farthest back post holes at the tailgate. (got too much stuff on the cab to mount there, flashing lights etc...)
I'm up for just about any degree of dificulty, as I've got three months. any online sites? or any personal projects you could tell me about? also I could use some parts bought, like the vertical and build everything else or some combination like that. But also I'm a college kid so cheap is good.