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Author Topic: Rear tie down rings antenna mount  (Read 344 times)
W7LFD
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« on: July 08, 2003, 12:39:12 AM »

Does anyone remember the company that made an antenna mount that would clamp onto the tie down rings on foreign cars?  I've searched everywhere and can't find any trace of that company.

Geo W7LFD
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2003, 08:58:43 AM »

Tie down ring? I assume you mean the shipping anchor point. The only "mount" I've ever seen using this anchor was homebrewed and used a 12" Vicegrip pliers with an extension welded on which held the antenna. Why not just drill a hole for a good ballmount?

Alan, KØBG
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W7LFD
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2003, 12:12:29 PM »

Thanks Alan, Hope you got my direct email.  From one KC, Mo boy to another.

Sure would like to find the QST advertiser that produced a mobile mount that used those anchor points.
My Nissan 300Z is mostly plastic in the bumper area.

Thanks again for your input.

Geo W7LFD
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K5LXP
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2003, 09:47:32 AM »

My car has a plastic bumper too, soft enough to yield under hand pressure.  But there is a fairly substantial steel inner structure to it I was able to fabricate a bracket for, and mount my ATAS100 HF screwdriver to, through a small hole in the plastic.  There's a picture of it on my site:

http://www.qsl.net/k5lxp/mobile/HFMobile/HFMobile.html

Mark K5LXP
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N3EOP
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2003, 01:04:30 AM »

Make one.

Just get a 1/2" bolt, nut, a big washer, and a plate to hold the actual mount.  The only difficult part is bending the plate so that it's approximately level.

I saw a guy recently who used such a homebrew mount for the base of his screwdriver antenna.

Jamie
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