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Author Topic: F150 On Glass antenna  (Read 2020 times)
W2ZS
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« on: June 20, 2009, 01:53:24 PM »

Hi All,

Just got a 2009 F150 and am thinking about installing my 2 meter rig in it.

On my last vehicle, Acura MDX, I had an on glass Larsen which seemed to work well. I am thinking of reinstalling it on the rear widow of the Pick-up.

Question is anyone know if the rear window of Ford F150's are passivated glass or not?

Thanks

Art
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 04:47:17 PM »

It does, and the glass mount's performance, what little it has, will suffer even more.

If you just can't bear to drill a hole, then use a hood seam mounts, and an NMO2/70BK.

Alan, KØBG
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N0FPE
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 12:17:27 PM »

On glass antennas are pretty worthless. I wouldnt use one on an outhouse door!

I agree, either buck it up and drill the hole<the right way> or us a seam mount<2nd best way>

IMHO of course

dan
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W0FM
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 12:53:49 PM »

"I wouldnt use one on an outhouse door!"

An outhouse with a glass door?  I'll stick with the old wooden door with the half moon cutout near the top.  MUCH more private.

Terry, WØFM
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W3LK
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 01:21:52 PM »

<< An outhouse with a glass door? I'll stick with the old wooden door with the half moon cutout near the top. MUCH more private. >>

But not near as exciting for the neighbors. Smiley

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Lon - W3LK
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A smoking section in a restaurant makes as much sense as a peeing section in a swimming pool.
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 07:35:59 AM »

I think the crescent moon cutout is for ventilation.

The full moon is visible if the wind opens the door unexpectedly.
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009, 07:51:56 AM »

Larry, the only time you can see a moon from an outhouse, is to look up!

Alan, KØBG
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W0FM
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 01:28:33 PM »

This brings to mind the old QSL card series (1958-ish) with the drawing of the outhouse with twin-lead running out of it to a dipole strung up between the trees above.  "Gildersleeve"?  Was that the artist?

Today, they just put telephones in the john.

Terry, WØFM
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W3LK
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 06:50:35 PM »

I have a friend who uses his HT in the bathroom sitting down.

He calls it operating /PP - Potty Portable.

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Lon - W3LK
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2009, 11:27:07 AM »

More info than I care to know about the other guy's operating conditions.  

"Your signal is quite noisy"!
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