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Author Topic: Mount and location recomendations  (Read 2086 times)
KG6YSF
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« on: March 05, 2013, 12:58:27 PM »

I am needing to find a heavy duty mount for a quad band antenna, and a good location to mount it on a dodge Durango. I had a Diamond K-400 mounted to the hood of the vehicle and my road tore up the mount. I live several miles down dirt road. It is fairly well maintained but it is still rough. I am using a Diamond HV7A with my Yaesu FT-8900. I do have to use a parking garage when I go to the Veterans hospital so I need it as low as feasible.

Thanks for the input I appreciate the help.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 11:48:48 AM »

Barring punching a hole in the roof which is what you will hear a lot of shortly  Wink. Google for a bolt in hood mount for your durango, or fab a no drill bracket out of 16g stainless stock like I did for my Jeep:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108388273845581073968/albums/5693931148402558865/5702496111020372722?hl=en
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108388273845581073968/albums/5693931148402558865/5702496157289027106?hl=en

I made two for the antennas for my 8900 and had had great service from the home brew mounts.

73

Dave

I am needing to find a heavy duty mount for a quad band antenna, and a good location to mount it on a dodge Durango. I had a Diamond K-400 mounted to the hood of the vehicle and my road tore up the mount. I live several miles down dirt road. It is fairly well maintained but it is still rough. I am using a Diamond HV7A with my Yaesu FT-8900. I do have to use a parking garage when I go to the Veterans hospital so I need it as low as feasible.

Thanks for the input I appreciate the help.
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KG6YSF
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 11:16:13 PM »

Thanks I'm doing some sketches now and playing with something similar.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 08:47:57 AM »

I posted this in another thread.
Yes, it was for a different antenna, but the mount idea is the same.
It may help you a little.

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,88247.msg655364.html#msg655364
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 12:58:22 PM »

http://www.sauderelectronics.com/Stainless-Steel-High-Rise-Hood-Groove-Mount-SSWKH1.htm

This mount is perfect! Thanks.
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