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"BugEater" Diamond K9000 Test

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Post by OLLIE » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:15 am

I decided to do a temporary install of my Diamond K9000 Mount to see if it worked OK before I hardwire it when I remove my rack for the lighting wiring. The mount is where it will stay (if all is well) but I have the wiring temporarily in place.

Had some reception issues at first but I got that figured out. HAd a loose fitting. We'll see how it does for vibration in the next few days.

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The mount comes wired with a switch and 12V aux plug. I'm holding the switch and you can see the plug plugged in on the console.
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So far it looks good. It sets well below my lights and into my rack for protection. If my rack fits, it will fit. Sorry for the grainy pictures... lighting wasn't the best.
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Re: "BugEater" Diamond K9000 Test

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Post by traveltoad » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:29 am

A friend of mine has had one of these for a while with no problems.
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Post by sdnative » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:24 am

Looking good Ollie. I may consider one of those myself.

Major dilema now for you is where to mount the switch. Last I checked, you were completely out of room in your cab. :geek:

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Post by OLLIE » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:34 am

traveltoad wrote:A friend of mine has had one of these for a while with no problems.
I was inspired by NotAMog's install. :D
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Post by OLLIE » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:38 am

sdnative wrote:Looking good Ollie. I may consider one of those myself.

Major dilema now for you is where to mount the switch. Last I checked, you were completely out of room in your cab. :geek:
After looking at Larry's rig, I realized I have more than enough acrage for more switches. :shock:
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Post by cruiserlarry » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:38 pm

Ollie (K6JYB) wrote:After looking at Larry's rig, I realized I have more than enough acrage for more switches. :shock:
Who needs passengers when you could be using the space for electronic gizmos !!!

Looks like that mount will solve you clearance problem. Now you've got me considering it for my dual band antenna - It sticks up way above my rack, and gets hammered on the trails (it's got a bend to the side now). I'll have to check and see what the other mount options are for attaching it to my light bar assembly...
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Post by OLLIE » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:48 pm

cruiserlarry wrote: I'll have to check and see what the other mount options are for attaching it to my light bar assembly...
The one you'll want is the rack mount. It's essentially two pieces of angle iron that clamp around the bar to hold it in place.

I noticed today that the motor actually has a built in shock absorbing system so that when the antenna is hit the motor will absorb some of the blow allowing some give. The antenna then springs back into place. I think I'm going to like it... :D
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Re: "BugEater" Diamond K9000 Test

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Post by NotAMog » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:49 pm

It shouldn't be too hard to find a place to mount the switch but hiding the wire may be more difficult. The switch that comes with the K9000 is a small surface mount unit. I took one apart to see how it was wired while doing my installation. I thought that it was a cheap membrane switch but was impressed to find out it used two high quality micro switches. I thought about using it but it was easier for me to mount a standard switch. I can reach it more quickly without looking to lower the antennas.

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Re: "BugEater" Diamond K9000 Test

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Post by OLLIE » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:02 pm

NotAMog wrote:It shouldn't be too hard to find a place to mount the switch but hiding the wire may be more difficult. The switch that comes with the K9000 is a small surface mount unit. I took one apart to see how it was wired while doing my installation. I thought that it was a cheap membrane switch but was impressed to find out it used two high quality micro switches. I thought about using it but it was easier for me to mount a standard switch. I can reach it more quickly without looking to lower the antennas.
I will be posting a question about this in your thread. ;)
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