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Author Topic: The new and improved Tarheel mount  (Read 463 times)
KD0AFK
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« on: October 06, 2007, 11:41:51 PM »

I improved on the design. now I can lower the antenna so I can open the hood instead of removing the antenna.
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007, 05:50:34 AM »

I'm not so sure that's an improvement. If you have to R&R the antenna to open the hood, perhaps you should look at HiQ's heavy-duty quick disconnect. It will easily hold their 5160 RT, so I know it will handle a Tarheel.

Alan, KØBG
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KD0AFK
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 06:13:23 AM »

GQD is also $67 and $82 with shipping. I can move the antenna out of the way of the hood and it cost me about $10. Also, quick disconnect = quick theft. Until they put an Abloy locking cylinder on them I think I will stick to mine.
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KD0AFK
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 01:50:42 PM »

besides rest and relaxation (which doesn't really fit in this situation) what does R&R mean?
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KE3WD
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2007, 10:03:22 AM »

Remove and Replace


Common term used on repair invoices, etc.


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KD0AFK
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007, 10:56:40 AM »

Who said that I am removing and replacing the antenna? the mount is made so that I pull a pin http://img503.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture014et3.jpg
and the antenna rotates out of the way of the hood.
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KD0AFK
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2007, 11:04:32 AM »

Who said that I am removing and replacing the antenna? the mount is made so that I pull a pin http://img503.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture014et3.jpg
and the antenna rotates out of the way of the hood.
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N5DXL
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2007, 09:14:59 PM »

I'm sorry but I looked at your new mount/setup and no
words come to mind still in shock. May I ask what
happens when you move the Tarheel over to raise your
hood and another truck pulls up or out and drives over
the whip? Believe me it'll happen sooner or later.

73,
Tom
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KD0AFK
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2007, 10:03:36 PM »

The whip is on a quick disconnect. Before I lower the antenna, i take off the whip and lean it up against the side of my truck.
It's just a prototype. I am working on a less visually offensive version. But I like the way it works. The only thing I will change is the way the top collar holds the antenna. Nuts can be unscrewed very easily. I am working on a padded steel band that will lock with a Abloy high security lock. The Abloy can't be cut with bolt cutters and can't be picked. Very secure. We use them on our trailers and we have never lost a load due to thieves getting past the lock.
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KD0AFK
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2007, 04:44:23 PM »

The 2' extension came today. Got the coil above the engine and it works allot better now.
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