Of course you can also be smart enough not to hit things on trees. That works too.
Nick, Meet Tyler. Tyler is the 16yr old son of a member (Chuck) and who has more time behind the wheel than almost any two of us combined ... and has pulled this guy out of a bind or two...
Tyler, the firestik is perfect for white Disco... tall and sturdy and plugs right into the rig screwed to the top of your dash ;-)
I like Chris' mount a lot but you mentioned that you *wanted* to install on the rack and that the truck, with rack, still fits in your garage. Chris' LR4 is still his wife's (for now) and the stated intention is to use the rack for trips thus the sleek antenna would have to go on the body in such a way the truck still fit into the garage....
Thus the above..
HERE is a mount that (I'm guessing but if it's like my SD) can be attached to the lower rail or a vertical support.
I believe the "RedRover Recommended" antenna for the VX-8dr like David's is the Diamond CR-320a in black.. it has a 90º folding point just above the base..
Ok, now I'm treading on someone's religion next. Antennas and all things connected to them are the holy grail for some and there are debates that go back to the cave man days of smoke signals so take this as what I did and nothing more...
I found the regular RG-8 cable (standard coax) connected to the PL259 to be too fat bulky to be plugged into the top of the HT. So I opted for a short length of what i think is RG-316 to run from behind the seat to the top of the radio... much more flexible.
Again, there are a bunch of reasons why not to use this cable for blah blah blah... but it worked really well for me, tucked away nicely when not in use, was;t in the way under the rear florist, etc... all good.
Tyler's firestik idea will work GREAT on your RRC when you get that beast ;-)
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