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Old 08-12-2012, 12:16 PM   #151
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Hello all!
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2005 Wrangler X with dual band Yaesu 7900, head mounted on steering column. Here's the Home Depot antenna mount for the dual band ant:


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For HF, just installed the Alinco


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That's the head, the rest plus an LDG auto tuner lives in the back. 40 meter 8' whip tunes up pretty well on 40, 20 and 10. It's bumper mounted and I got tired of it flopping around, so I did THIS:


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Yep... You guessed it... It's a coat hanger.
First HF QSO was yesterday, about 30 sec after the installation with Rhode Island.
Any suggestions as to how to minimize alternator whine, etc, would sure be appreciated! It's not overpowering, but it's annoying.
73 all, hope to see you on the bands as well as the trails!
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #152
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #153
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JLR, it looks like your transfer case lever will have interference from the Alinco mike plug, or is that just the camera angle?
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #154
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JLR, it looks like your transfer case lever will have interference from the Alinco mike plug, or is that just the camera angle?
You are quite correct. Final install is about an inch to the left. That leaves (barely) enough clearance. I may move it to above the windshield between the visors. Change tray mounting is out.... It's too big and blocks vision. Any ideas?
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:18 AM   #155
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Not really. I use the change tray (top of dash) for the Yeasu 8100 head, but that's smaller than the Alinco. I tried that up between the visors, and did not like it. Hard to adjust volume/squelch while driving, display not in line of sight.

I'm trying to figure out a mount for an SGC-2020 and I need a tuner unless I get some Ham-Sticks, which might be the better method.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:18 AM   #156
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Mobile HF is much more fun than I thought! (especially since I got the Comet six band antenna and LDG autotuner!)
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:34 AM   #157
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mobile hf is much more fun than i thought! (especially since i got the comet six band antenna and ldg autotuner!)


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Old 08-16-2012, 01:43 AM   #158
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Nice! I remember once back in the mid eighties working Nauru Island (south Pacific) on 40 meters one night while mobile in north Texas. Had a Kenwood TS-440s and an olllllldd Swan-tenna (go look that one up!). Man what a thrill that was!
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:43 AM   #159
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Have not even been on the air yet, just ordered a single din Kenwood head unit to replace the huge stock radio. On top, I am going to mount my 2 meter Kenwood, ruler says they will fit. Looking forward to it
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:04 AM   #160
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Contact in Czech Republic on 40 at midnight! I guess the antenna works!
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:18 PM   #161
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My friend has a Cherokee.... Massive engine noise on his new Alinco. Any advice?
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:59 AM   #162
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If you are not aware of Alan's, K0BG site, here is a link.

Start here:

Mobile RFI Noise Identification

Then when you have the time read throgh the rest of the site.

Some thoughts, where is he getting power from. If it's direct to the battery watch where the wire is routed. Also be sure the radio has a good ground connection to the body, and the antenna ground is good. Judging by the braid you are using, you have a good handle on that.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:41 AM   #163
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kb3ejw....

Dave from Philly.
i don't have any ham equipment in my JK yet.i have not figured out where to mount my big tarheel,i know i want to use the seperation kit for my 706 and mount it behind the glove box.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:22 AM   #164
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Any MARS station stateside, any MARS station stateside, NN0NDF standing by for routine phone patch traffic, my general beam is East.

Ahhh, memories.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #165
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Dave, KB3EJW

You are close enough, I don't know if you are aware of us, but I'll extend an invitation to our next meeting Sept 27th.

Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:01 AM   #166
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Dave from Philly.
i don't have any ham equipment in my JK yet.i have not figured out where to mount my big tarheel,i know i want to use the seperation kit for my 706 and mount it behind the glove box.
If possible, avoid bumper mount. Elevation helps a lot!
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KJ6ZKX (out of Poway /San Diego, CA)

Running an FT-8800 and an old FT-708 70cm HT

Waiting for delivery of my '13 JKU (sched for 9/3) so I can mount it all up.

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:57 PM   #168
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KJ6ZKX (out of Poway /San Diego, CA)

Running an FT-8800 and an old FT-708 70cm HT

Waiting for delivery of my '13 JKU (sched for 9/3) so I can mount it all up.

I grew up in Poway. PHS class of '88
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DE N4HHA

FTM-10R (Nice, waterproof head - rain w/top off the other day)

443.400 103.5 MCO N4HHA-R

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I just got a Kenwood TM-281A, I am looking to mount in the Jeep. Do you think it would get too hot if I mounted it in the dash? (Under the stereo)
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:20 PM   #171
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I grew up in Poway. PHS class of '88
I've lived here 10 years and find it to be a well-run city. Big plus, only 45 min to an hour to get to the desert
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:21 PM   #172
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KF7WYV here. Got my license primarily for sar work, and since I'm a brush bunny, no land mobile rig yet. Hoping to get one though, but I'm looking for a cost-effective way to prevent theft.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:40 AM   #173
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Done, had to go with plan B (above the rear view)
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #174
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i had my ham license in high school and let it expire after i got married 36 years ago. i recently passed the exam and applied for a vanity call sign to get my original call sign. now
i want to put a rig in my wrangler. any suggestions on an antenna and mount?
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:44 AM   #175
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Are you getting a single or dual band radio?
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single band
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:54 PM   #177
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I'm guessing 2m. I use the mount bracket that goes behind the tail light from Teraflex. I have a dual band radio so I have a dual band antenna. I bought a Diamond antenna. The setup works good for me.

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Hi, KG7VL, Mike in Port Orchard, Washington. I am the West Coast guy for Battery-Tech. We are the last US company making handheld batteries in the USA (W&W Manufacturing). I'll be at Pacificon in Santa Clara, CA next month for the ARRL National Convention. It's the October 13th weekend. Come by and say "Hi."
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skikodiak.. wh6duv here (bob), currently in bellevue ... listen for me on the mercer island or tiger mountain repeaters... talk with you soon..

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They can also use HF frequencies to bounce signals hundreds or thousands of miles radio to radio.

I had a friend when I was younger, whose father was a HAM operator. He had a building in the back yard with his set up, and he had this HUGE antenna in his yard. It was a triangular steel tower that had the cables running down to the ground for support.

I know that he regularly talked to people in Austrailia I believe, and I think he had once talked to the ISS as he had a post card or picture posted on his wall of the astronauts.

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