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Old 12-20-2007, 10:34 PM   #141
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:11 PM   #142
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Hey KA8 LMQ here!
I have been thinking of mounting my low band mobile antenna on the toungue some how and running coax thru the battery box and coming out under the front goucho.(only temp setup) I have been inactive for a while but that sound like something intresting to do. I have all the mobile coils.
May hear some of U this next summer.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:25 AM   #143
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:49 AM   #144
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I'm W9CDC and my wife is K9CDC. We operate VHF/UHF mobile and HT's (great for help backing the trailer). I usually operate HF with field expedient antennas either dipoles or, more commonly, the BuddiPole with an Icom-7000 and LDG AT-7000 tuner.

Royce, do you have a 32' push up fiberglass antenna mast from DK9SQ (Walter Spieth)? I used to have one and liked it a lot.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:49 AM   #145
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I bought and plan to use a kite pole made by Jackite:

Jackite Inc

Bought on Ebay for about $20. The top two sections will be too light but the balance should work just fine. I am building a J pole for attachemt to the top.
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:12 PM   #146
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Royce---I've seen those before at rallies. They're usually flying a windsock or fake bird. You're going to be the first flying and antenna! Sounds like a good idea. Let me know how it works out.

Mikethefixit---I used to have an antenna mounted on the jack post. It was a High Sierra screwdriver. I ran my coax and control wire back along the gas lines to the fridge and came up through the perforated mesh of the bottom vent. Just an idea. The battery boxes are sealed up pretty tight on the inside.

I have flags now and that interferes with putting a similar antenna on the jack post....
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:47 PM   #147
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Thanks I hadn't though of that. Ill be under there in the spring puttin in new axles I will probably make a permanent install of a mount and coax.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:00 PM   #148
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:30 PM   #149
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I was just looking at this, 11 pages ago I had my old call. K7KIT now, still in central Oregon.

W8JUZ, you put a smile on my face. While in the Marines I worked and crewed on helo's - thus in Navy terms an 'airedale'. And, to make it even more funny, I met my wife after my active duty while we were both in CAP, me being a search pilot and ground team leader (not shure how that one happened). She a LCol, a group commander and an observer. The only time I got to boss her around was when she was in my airplane

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Old 12-23-2007, 05:55 PM   #150
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Hello, can anyone post pictures of their antenna mast mounting? I am looking for ideas to mount the supports for a vertical somewhere on the "A" frame area. Thank you!
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:54 PM   #151
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hmm. I need to get a HF rig in my Jeep, and then Ill be set, have everything eles in there.

I got my airedale name from the dog, nothing more than that, but yea, I know all about CAP, but that is a story that im not going to even get into!
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Alex--I used to have my High Sierra U-bolted on the jack post. Some things I discovered...
1. Make sure the front window and rock guard will still open.
2. The electric jack power head can be flipped out of the way if needed.
3. The jack head may still stick out a little and you may need to offset for it.

I used my antenna from the inside or outside the trailer as well as from the tow vehicle while mobile. That worked out pretty well. If you don't want flags, this is probably near the best place to put a vertical antenna. Your SWR may change when tow vehicle is attached to trailer.

Good luck!

Laura--great picture! What is "Save Rudy" about???
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