Oh man, not another antenna thread!
Buckle up...here we go.
After seeing the performance of the 1/4 wave generic antenna mounted to the top of my cage on the D1, I've come to be dissatisfied with the 5/8 wave tri-band Diamond on my LR3.
It's currently mounted at the base of the driver's A pillar and I believe it's time to go ahead and mount it to the roof. Looking at my rack, I think I can weld in a piece of sheet and mount it front/center.
One problem - it needs to be a tri-band antenna, not just a little 1/4 wave 2m like the D1 has. (Yasue FT8800) That means it's going to stick WAAAY up there and I'll tear it off on the first low hanging branch.
Unless maybe I spring mount it...
Any recommendations for a good spring-mounted antenna? Can I just add a spring to an existing NMO mounted antenna base? Enquiring minds want to know...