OAUSA Net - March 5, 2020 - Mobile Ham Radio Antennas

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OAUSA Net - March 5, 2020 - Mobile Ham Radio Antennas

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Post by DaveK » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:21 am

MOBILE HAM RADIO ANTENNAS

Selecting the right antenna, the best location for placement, the right hardware, and much more, will be the topic for this net. There are almost an unlimited number of things that can affect your ability to get the most from your rig's capabilities, and knowing how to maximize these capabilities will be the focus of our discussion.

Given the huge amount of information that you will need to navigate through mobile Ham radio issues, as well as the limits of our time to cover this topic, it will necessarily mean that you need to do a great deal of research on your own. This will however, be a great start. In addition to your research, this is one area where you will benefit greatly from the advice from your "elmer."

And, speaking of "elmers", tonight's net will be led by one of our great "elmers, Hector, KE6VRL.
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Re: OAUSA Net - March 5, 2020 - Mobile Ham Radio Antennas

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Post by Hmfigueroa » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:43 pm

What a wide ranging topic. Mobile Antennas

Let us know what you run,

We will talk about

What is necessary for best range, reliability, and insurance coverage

Types of mounts

Magnet
Lip mount
Through glass
Hole mount NMO
SO-239
3/8 x 24 stud
Grade 8 bolts modified make strong connections
Suction cup
Location high but avoid overhead hazards
Keep out of roadside trees
Drive through considerations


Routing cables
Airbag deployment zones
Structure of mounting location
Thickness of metal / type of metal
Avoiding hazards to bystanders
RF safety

Antenna type

1/2 wave
5/8 wave
Unity
Radome
Salt shaker
Screwdriver

HT considerations
Kiss style antennas

Maintenance

Keep mounts tight with a lot of clamping force
Use fold-over types to mitigate low clearance areas
Watch open coils they like to grab trees

Contact cleaner / grease
Eraser polish abrasive
Gaskets
Set screws
Shrink tubing / tape
Hector Figueroa
Toyota FJC
Kenwood TS-480HX SCS DR-7800 Tarheel 2
Yaesu FTM-400XDR

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Re: OAUSA Net - March 5, 2020 - Mobile Ham Radio Antennas

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Post by k9atk » Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:37 pm

Please check inn
K9ATK BRIAN
K9FOG TRISH
KD0RHA TYLER
KD0EXI CHEYENNE
KD0GPE AUSTIN
thanks

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Re: OAUSA Net - March 5, 2020 - Mobile Ham Radio Antennas

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Post by KA9WDX » Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:53 pm

check in - thanks - Bernie

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Post by Geoff » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:18 pm

Please check me in.
Thanks
Geoff
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Post by NotAMog » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:20 pm

Please cHeck in in -

John KN6VL

Bruce KD6GCO
Bruce Berger
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Re: OAUSA Net - March 5, 2020 - Mobile Ham Radio Antennas

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Post by JackM-KK6WXQ » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:24 pm

Howdy all!,

Thank you for checking us in for tonight's net.

Jack M. KK6WXQ
Kevin P. KK6DGL
John D. KM6FXI

Looking forward to the net!

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Re: OAUSA Net - March 5, 2020 - Mobile Ham Radio Antennas

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Post by Diesel4x » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:30 pm

Thanks for early check in, KF6KOC Randy.

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Re: OAUSA Net - March 5, 2020 - Mobile Ham Radio Antennas

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Post by justrom » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:07 pm

Please check in W7JCS from snowy Lander, Wyoming.

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Comet CM-5M mag mount
Comet CA-2x4SR wide band antenna

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Re: OAUSA Net - March 5, 2020 - Mobile Ham Radio Antennas

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Post by KK6DYO » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:28 pm

Please check me in. Thanks.

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