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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