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Old 09-15-2016, 12:17 PM   #1
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HF Mobile Antenna Installations - pictures please!

I'm beginning to work on installing an HF mobile radio in my 2011 Sportsmobile and am curious about how others here have chosen to mount their antennas. I'm looking at a Scorpion screwdriver but I'm very new to ham radio and would love to get feedback on the myriad antenna options (and radios for that matter) available. Thanks!
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:22 PM   #2
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My solution, as shared yesterday in another thread:

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My solution, as shared yesterday in another thread:
Is that an HF antenna or VHF? Most HF antennas are quite a bit longer and need a tuner somewhere inside the van or have different taps or adjust for length (screwdriver type) for different bands. Some compact HF rigs actually have tuners built in though, and that's my long term plan. The antenna it self will probably be attached to the Alumines box due to it's size.
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HF Mobile Antenna Installations - pictures please!

I will try and get pictures this weekend for you. My hf fire stick is on the spare tire framework and my vhf and uhf v71 is lip mounted on the passenger door.

No tuner needed with the dual band antenna that we did a check on and its worst swr was a 1.3.


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That's a 1/2 wavelength 2m antenna - VHF.

Adjustable length for tuning.
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