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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Diamond K9000TM / K9000RLM Motorized Mount Help


Reviews Summary for Diamond K9000TM / K9000RLM Motorized Mount
Diamond K9000TM / K9000RLM Motorized Mount Reviews: 12 Average rating: 3.8/5 MSRP: $110
Description: Raise and lower your antenna with a touch of the button with the K9000 motorized mount for trunk lips, hatchbacks and luggage racks.

Special Features:
Accepts "Ground Independent" antennas up to 45" in length
0-90 degree range; operates from 12VDC with fused cigarette plug
Includes 20' cable to switch
Compatible with Diamond C-series base/cable assemblies
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.rfparts.com/diamond/k9000tm.html
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KF7FLY Rating: 1/5 Jun 30, 2007 10:03 Send this review to a friend
Poor mechanical design  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Although I had thought this might solve my issues with lower the antenna when entering low overhead areas, I've discovered Diamond's poor mechanical designs extend into the mount too.

The part on this mount called the "base fitment (21010), as shown in the parts diagram , will break from metal fatigue over time. Mine broke off after about two months, highway driving. This part has nothing to prevent it from flexing from vibration or antenna sway, so the metal softens and breaks over time, similar to how a spoon breaks when you flex it up and down between two fingers.

Also see my reviews of the SG7500 and SG7900 antennas.

WD5M (previously KF7FLY)
 
AA6A Rating: 5/5 Sep 30, 2006 23:26 Send this review to a friend
Convenient, Durable, and Simply Amazing!!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Diamond's K9000 Motarized Antenna Mount was the perfect solution to my antenna mounting problem when I switched to driving a BMW X5 SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle).

The mount is a motorized and weatherproof device which raises and lowers your antenna from 45 to 90 and it's adjustable. It's offered in either a roof luggage rack version or a trunk lip version. The only difference being the included brackets. It comes fully wired to plug into your vehicle's cigarette lighter socket, or it may be easily retrofitted (as I did) to connect to a permanently hot lead in your vehicle's wiring harness so that it works even when the key is not in the ignition.

The unit is controlled by a surface mount switch which easily raises and lowers the antenna so that you can drive into garages w/o having to get or reach out of your vehicle or remove your antenna.

It has worked w/o a single flaw since I've owned it (over 5 years) and has been through blazing 121 summer heat, sub-zero winter blizzards and extreme speeds and wind.

It is highly recommended. I run mine with a Diamond SG7500 dual band antenna. The unit is rated for antennas up to 1 pound in weight or up to 45" in length. For more details read the installation instructions at:
http://www.rfparts.com/diamond/pdfdocs/K9000.pdf

Very 73,

Rob - AA6A
(Prev. AK9G)
(Prev. K6RSG)
 
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