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Author Topic: Need Advise on simple mobile 20M ant no holes etc?  (Read 3084 times)
KK3OQ
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« on: April 28, 2014, 04:53:53 AM »

Need advise, I dont want to drill any holes in the roof.  I want the lease evasive yet effective 20m ant.  The vehicle is a suburu outback. 

I don't have a mobile radio yet but have used yaesu radios in the past.  I no longer have a base station and wanted to try mobile. 

Radio selection advise is also welcome.

73
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 06:02:21 AM »

Go to my web site, and look in the photo gallery for ideas.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 06:04:34 AM »


You probably wouldn't drill a hole in the roof anyway, most HF antennas install from the side or back.  But you can cross that road when you get to it.

Common choices are a mount like the K400 that attaches to the hatchback, or do something with the roof rack.  Something like a 20M hamstick would be a simple and inexpensive way to get your feet wet with 20M mobile.  These aren't optimum solutions but in my experience work well enough that it gives you ideas on what you'll want to graduate to.

Mark K5LXP
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W5DXP
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 03:59:45 AM »

For 20m-10m operation, my bugstick works well with a tri-mag mount.

http://w5dxp.com/bugstick.htm
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