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Author Topic: Hustler Ball Mount Installation on a Plymouth 2000  (Read 397 times)
K0BX
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« on: August 31, 2003, 09:58:19 PM »

Over the last year or so, I have been reading all the topics here on the MobileHam Forum.  They have always been very helpful.  I even posted a few messages and got some ideas on what to do.

Well I finally got my IC-706MK2G and Huster antenna mounted in my mini-van.  If you would like to see what I did, click or goto
http://www.qsl.net/k0bx/hustler.htm

I am sorry I don't have pictures of the rig installation but I don't own a digital camera and my friend only took pictures of the antenna installation.  

I am glad to answer any questions you might have.

73
Joe K0BX
Stl MO
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2003, 09:46:48 AM »

Two minor comments, Joe.

It appears you did your home work and found the most ideal location for the ball mount. Since it is on a curve it'll be less likely to flex which is a good point. However, once you really get into HF mobile and want better performance, and decide to install a larger (longer, bigger, uglier) antenna, that Hustler ballmount won't cut the mustard.

While you're shopping the hamfests over the next few months, see if you can find a good used GE Master mobile mount. It fits in the same holea as the Hustler, but will hold a much heavier antenna.

Alan, KØBG
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K0BX
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2003, 01:16:04 PM »

Hi Alan, thank you for your comments.  I have enjoyed your articles and comments here on the MobileHam forum.

I will look for the ballmount at the next hamfest.  I am not sure of the direction I will go with the mobile antenna.  Either add more Hustler resonators to the top of the mast, or put a 102" whip on the ball mount and use the AH-4 tuner.

The first resonator I bought was the 20 meter and is sure works, last week at a Hamfest I purchased the 17 meter and it sure works fine.  17 meters is a good mobile band.

Again thanks for your comments Alan as I do appreciated them.

Joe K0BX
Stl MO
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