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Author Topic: Visor Mount/Antenna  (Read 415 times)
KC0INZ
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« on: September 03, 2000, 10:14:15 PM »

Has anyone used one of those visor shelves that go across the roof of
the cab and provide a shelf just above head level?  I was thinking about
getting one and mounting an ICOM 706 up there.  Anyone have any
experience positive or negative with this type of arrangement in a full
size truck?  I have a 96 Bronco.  Also, any experience with the
Outbacker Stealth Plus, how did it work for HF and 6M?  I need to get an
affordable mobile HF antenna for my 706MKIIG that is coming soon.
Thanks and 73.  KC0INZ
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KK7SY
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2000, 02:25:27 PM »

I had one of these in my 1989 full size dodge van.  It worked out ok.  I had a Yaesu 440 mounted right above my head.  Great when I needed a quick glance at the radio.  The only draw back is the shelf bounced A LOT.  I bought a couple of spring loaded tolet paper holders and put crutch tips on them and used them to help dampen the bounce.  

Good luck  73
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W7WIK
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2002, 12:31:49 PM »

I had one in a full size Chevy pickup and had a 2-meter rig mounted in it.  Worked fine except for the mic cord hanging in my face (easily fixed by mounting the rig more to the side).

It does reduce the usable size of your windshield and the sun visors have to be mounted underneath.  If you're tall, this might be a problem.

Good luck,
Marco, W7WIK
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73,
Marco, AA5ET
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