Re: Mobile rig antennas - advice and tips welcomed
I have my my V/u antenna mounted in the same place, hood next to A-pillar. Note that if you have a 2015 or newer F-150 you must look for an aluminum bar with isolation washer and special stainless screw, to prevent galvanic corrosion on either the aluminum body or steel frame. I found mine easily on Amazon.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
A-pillar position has worked well for me, certainly better than mag-mounting the same antenna on my other vehicle.
73 de Jason W7DM
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From: Mark McClain <n6oby@...>
Date: 5/4/20 10:44 (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Mobile rig antennas - advice and tips welcomed
I have also had pretty good luck with front fender/hood mounted antennas.
I did some experimentation on a Chrysler minivan I had many years ago with two different mounts on the drivers side. One was back close to the column (pillar) and the other was forward near the nose. My testing showed a noticeable difference between the two and the forward-mounted antenna did better when testing to a repeater that was behind the van. So you might want to give some consideration to how close to your pillar it is mounted.
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I use a hood mount designed for my Ram, and it works just fine. I can hit the repeater from Skagit and Lewis counties.
They make a hood mount for your truck too.
On Mon, May 4, 2020, 09:03 Mike Jacob <golferguy02@...> wrote: