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Subject: Re: [RFI] WAY OT
From: "Dale Martin" <kg5u@hal-pc.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 11:04:46 -0600
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I haven't had any experience with fiberglass body installs, but what about a
simple lip mount to the trunk lid with a strip of metal plate for

If the antenna doesn't perform well without a ground plane, attach grounded
sheet of aluminum or copper to the inside of the trunk lid.

Dale, kg5u
> Fiberglass body and all...I am not excited about drilling a 
> hole in the body anywhere for an antenna.
> So..my question is:  How do I go about installing an antenna 
> on the car for my 2 meter/440 Kenwood radio?  (TM-D710A)
> I forsee a noise (RFI) issue, as well as a ground plane 
> issue.  I am fairly confident that I can handle the noise, 
> but the ground plane...
> Hmmmmmmm.
> Any thoughts?  Or anyone who is experienced in these type of 
> fiberglass body installs that someone here could recommend to me?
> Many thanks in advance!

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