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ham experts help please. 2m Antenna for LR4

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I was told that for 22m/7cm side mounted to the rack makes a decent ground-plane.. Conversation went on to say Center or rack was better (non-option) and got geeky from there. My take-away: Side mount = good  :-)


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I was told that for 22m/7cm side mounted to the rack makes a decent ground-plane.. Conversation went on to say Center or rack was better (non-option) and got geeky from there. My take-away: Side mount = good  :-)

 

I'll take a guess Tom meant to type 2 meter / 70 centimeter, or he's recently been licensed to work in Space Research or Aeronautical navigation.   ;)


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well, both actually...  :-)

 

Gotta go, Elon's calling again..


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John Shumovich from SCLR recently installed a Yaesu FT-8800R in his L322 RR. He didnt want to have to worry about manually raising and lowering his antenna so he got the diamond motorized mount for it along with the Daimond NR770HB. He even went as far as taking his remote mounted faceplate for the radio to bits and swapping out the standard Yaesu orange LED's with green ones so it match his interior lighting. I saw his setup two weeks ago on the SCLR Mojave road trip and it is pretty slick. The antenna parks down next to his roof rack behind one of his side facing lights with the flip of a switch. Here's a link to his pics of his install:

 

http://netshumo.smug...47669727_rHvPLn

 

and his post where he talks about it on the SCLR site is the last post on this page:

 

http://sclr.org/rove...lation?start=18

 

I've seen those motorized mounts before but couldn't find anyone who had used one in a capacity as members of our club would, so thanks for sending this forward!  Good info.


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I think Sean (lateapex) has one of the motorized mounts on his 90

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Would be good to know how well it holds up to repeated abuse from tree branches and stuff over the years.  I like the concept but when I saw the motorized box in person a few years ago, it didn't scream 'over-engineered'.


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I'll take a guess Tom meant to type 2 meter / 70 centimeter, or he's recently been licensed to work in Space Research or Aeronautical navigation.   ;)

I just saw that and was going to make some wise-crack but I see I've been beat to it.  ;)

 

I was thinking more like the ultra-low freq stuff they use for terrestrial-to-submarine coms. 


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So can side mount be rhe outside of the rwck or does it need to be the inside of the side?

Or am i splitting hairs? My antenna and mount showed up today along with the sliders. Greg is going to give me a hand installing the sliders tonight

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I made a small bracket that mounts to the floor hardware and comes off to to the outside. This is a piece of building hardware from OSH and I enlarged to hole to accept the NMO mount Thus, I can swap antennas as needed without removing the mount or coax.

The mount you bought may be able to clamp to a support bar on your rack or the lower of two top rails (if you have).

 

Edit: Additional photo of Antenna Mount (lower left of image)

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Edited by TomOwen, 15 April 2015 - 03:24 PM.

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I just saw that and was going to make some wise-crack but I see I've been beat to it.  ;)

 

I was thinking more like the ultra-low freq stuff they use for terrestrial-to-submarine coms. 

Wow, Don, coming out of the Cram session pretty confident while it's all still fresh in your mind eh?  What's your call-sign again? W6???   :P

 

Is 22m even a band? I think that's close to cold fusion or worm hole no??

 

Motorized look really clunky to me plus the additional need for space, power etc... for mounting.  

 

Sean's is on the rear of his truck, I think a deck-lid type mount on the seem of the door or around the spare tire carrier...

 

ElSol, don't you reach up and fold down manually on the CT?  That seems like best way to go - maybe even a shorter run for the coax if that matter (Jared can confirm, but it does for CB.. yes, length matters... ok ok ...)


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Yeah I have the non motorized mount that folds and reach out and fold it over. Not a problem and easy to do. I didn't cut the antenna cable, just coiled and stashed it.

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