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[TowerTalk] Mobile antenna for SUV

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Mobile antenna for SUV
From: "K8RI" <>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 03:02:56 -0400
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I've been considering running mobile for the first time since 1963.
Both Rigs and cars have changed a lot since then and not just in price.

I have a Toyota 4-Runner and am considering using a Yaesu FT897D which I've 
been using in the shop.
Thing is, I don't know what to do about an HF antenna.  I'd like to run 75 
through 6 meters, but would settle for just a couple of the bands such as 
40, 20, and 15 although I'd like to keep 75.
Where do I mount the thing?  If on the back the rear of the SUV is nearly 
vertical would present quite a obstacle to the radiation from an antenna 
that already approximates a leaky dummy load.
I do have to eventually put the thing inside, but at least I have an 11 foot 
tall door on the shop.

Unlike the motor home I'd be using this under motion.

Any suggestions as to a good mobile antenna I could try?

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2 


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