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Author Topic: LITTLE TARHEEL ANT  (Read 1005 times)
KA7RRA
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« on: October 16, 2003, 04:59:43 AM »

Iam getting me the little tarheel ant Iam going to put it on my chevy surburban like I have my larsons

can any body tell how well they work and what type of mount I might need? any body eles have the little tarheel with a chevy surburban??
Dave..  
 
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2003, 09:23:50 AM »

All screwdriver antennas, big or small, present a mounting problem of one sort or another. Using a ball mount is all but out as are most other "body" mounting schemes.

On Hi-Q antennas web site are some very good examples of how screwdrivers are typically mounted. Perhaps it will give you a few good ideas.

Alan, KØBG
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W5QRQ
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2003, 11:50:26 AM »

I had one and it did not last very long.  The motor is way too small.  After the motor quit, I had it repaired and sold it off.  The quality is really poor on this antenna.  Parts are pop riveted into place.  I see why these antennas are being sold by MFJ.  
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2003, 12:01:44 AM »

Hi,

Check the review section here
http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1953
for tarheel antenna.
Their website has photos and I am sure they
can help you select a mount.

Perhaps the other ham received a bad motor ?

many things today are using rivets.

Tarheel is located right here in North Carolina.

73 james
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2003, 11:48:52 AM »

<< Tarheel is located right here in North Carolina. >>

And they are STILL the most poorly constructed (and the ugliest) motorised antennas on the market.

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K0BG
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2003, 10:27:24 PM »

There is more hype with antennas than there is any other amateur-related product sold, bar none! And like most things in life, you get exactly what you pay for. High quality costs money--lots of it!

I don't own nor have I ever owned a screwdriver antenna. Not because they're cheaply made (there are lots of really good ones out there), but because of the difficulty in mounting them. With few exceptions, they have to be frame mounted (read that low, as in near the ground) which is the worse place to mount them.

Since this is the case, then you'd best buy the best and hope for the best.

Alan, KØBG
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