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Author Topic: Scorpion screwdriver antenna  (Read 1270 times)
KB2HUK
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« on: May 24, 2011, 08:35:11 PM »

Just as a note .  I have installed a Scorpion 680 mobile screwdriver antenna .  I installed it on the rail of my pick up bed halfway between the cab and the tailgate .  Most every one I qso with tells me I have a good mobile signal .  Will follow with more info .  John kb2huk
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W8NYY
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 04:33:07 AM »

At 18 pounds it requires one heck of a mount.  I'd be curious to see what you fabricated.  The rail isn't the best location to put the ground plain under the antenna but the SA-680 is a fine antenna and I'm sure will give you years of mobile HF enjoyment.
Mine is being delivered today.  I opted for the Black Widow version for my black Honda Ridgeline.  It's replacing a Tarheel 100 A/HP.
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W7WX
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 10:34:46 PM »

Scorpion screwdrivers rock!  I really like mine and wish I'd have bought that from the beginning.  I certainly would have been money ahead.  I'm sure you'll be happy with yours, too.  Mine is the S680S which is mounted similar to yours except I have a fiberglass canopy on my pick up.  The bed rail was flexing a tad so I added a secondary support bracket off the antenna (image on QRZ).  Works great.  I've been running it this way with the 102" SS whip on top for quite awhile now without a hitch.  I'm sure you'll want to experiment some with whip configurations too (eventually).  The shorter whip provided with the antenna worked okay, but not near as well as other configurations I came up with (i.e. cap hats, longer whips, etc.).  Cap hat configurations never performed as well as the good ol' 102" whip in my installation though so I've stuck with the 102". 

Look forward to hearing how well it works for you.  It should really shine on 20m-40m.

Best of luck.
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