[VHFcontesting] Mounting suggestions

Matt Patterson mattpatt at 1starnet.com
Thu Dec 9 20:11:58 EST 2004

Hi All,
I've been working on upgrading the rover for the January contest.  As this
is my second time contesting as a rover I've just concentrated on upgrading
the 3 bands I had (6m, 2m and 432Mhz) plus I added 222Mhz.  Have high power
TE Systems amps for all bands and a 7el yagi for 2m, a 10el for 222Mhz and a
12el for 432Mhz.  I'm not sure on the exact boom length of the 2m yagi but I
know it's close to 10'.  Which brings me to my question.  I'm looking for
mounting ideas for my yagi antennas.  I have a 2001 regular cab 1/2 ton
Chevy pickup and the plan is to somehow mount a mast in the bed of the truck
right behind the cab.  This will allow the yagis to be contained within the
space of the truck and not hang out the back like they would if I mounted
them on the mast I have on the back bumper.    I just would like some ideas
on what others have done to their rover setup when using a pickup similar to
mine.  Again, I'm new to all this to please go easy on me.

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