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Author Topic: High Sierra 900DX  (Read 475 times)
AA8RF
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« on: March 22, 2003, 11:10:41 PM »

I had been in the market for an antenna to use on my company car and RV. Getting into the garage at home and parking garage at work were important, as was the ability to do something that I could move every few months onto various company cars.

I looked into quite a few models but for the height restrictions the best unit I could find was the shortest High Sierra.

I got good support from their pre-sales and ultimately ended up with different hardware from their standard that mates right up with most std antenna mounts.

I have it on a modified MFJ trunk lip mount until I can find something a little more heavy duty. I also used the HS hook up kit including their excellent ground wire which really helps get a good low-impedence body ground connection.

I was thinking about an automatic screwdriver tuner but so far have not needed it.

73,
-Jim

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N7PTM
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2003, 01:59:49 AM »

The Am-Com "ASAC" screwdriver tuner is absolutely essential if you want to tune the antenna safely while driving. I have one & it works great.
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AA8RF
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2003, 12:38:00 PM »

I looks interesting but seems a little touchy in terms of wanting you to strap all the doors and such to ground, maybe slow down the motor with a resistor etc. I am only in each vehicle a short time so I am setting up the minimum number of boxes & wires and things, and looking for the simplest install that will work well. So far a single quality ground strap from the entenna mount to the body seems to work very well.

-Jim
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