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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby HarryMann » 26 Oct 2010, 00:25

Got the 2nd one down, Thunderpole side mount, but just at back of Doka cab, with a simple straight whippy (no coil) aerial, the only damage was when Jenny ripped it off sideways in the ferry, as it was bashing their ceiling :oops:
Down the lanes, it's survived everything. SWR'd it and was spot on already - yes we can can hear Doug very well, A.N. Other sometimes too well :D
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby silverbullet » 26 Oct 2010, 08:12

Middle of 'velle roof it is then. The least vulnerable position and will give the best possible performance. Anything gutter mounted is only about 80mm lower than the crest of the roof and asking for hedgerow overgrowth entanglement, so that's a no-no in my book. Should I bother with a Q/R? I bet they pop off anyway.
I would like to keep it all hidden away, so a 90 deg plug inside the roof will be necessary, route the cable to one side, forward and down A post.
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby v-lux » 26 Oct 2010, 08:43

route the cable to one side, forward and down A post.


This is just like mine, except mine has no 90 deg plug. There was already a rubber blanking grommet in he roof where Yorkshire water had a yellow flashing beacon. I just drilled a hole in the bung and put the cable through it, silicon to seal and re-terminated the end.

The other mounts that seem to last well off road are the one that let the antenna fold back, like the DV mount.

Be interesting to see what you settle on?
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby ..lee.. » 26 Oct 2010, 14:00

well after my embarrasing aerial situation in wales. :oops: i`ve sorted the old k4o i had trouble is although quick release there`s no coil for springyness.

could i wind a coil in the wip or will that mess up the swr.
it`s a big round cage and there`s too many animals in it for my liking. To help address this ring lee on 07977 765818.
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby silverbullet » 26 Oct 2010, 15:20

v-lux wrote:Be interesting to see what you settle on?

Went to 4x4cb and plumped for:
5' springer (orbitor copy) and I'll loctite the grub screws...H/Duty 50mm beehive mount, 4m Lead with PL plug left off (to make life easy)
I might just put a short length of pipe lagging inside the coil to stop it going "sproinggggg!" or will this wreck it's performance?
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby toomanytoys » 26 Oct 2010, 18:13

let me know how tiny that unit is.. may have to buy one instead of the old 1980's york unit I have thats a bit too big for where I can mount it..
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby peasant » 26 Oct 2010, 18:41

Just because I happen to have pics and because they sort of semi-fit the topic, I'd thought I'd show you how the German army fit their antenna

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there's a little hollw plastic stump on the outside of the van of which I don't have a picture handy
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby HarryMann » 26 Oct 2010, 18:45

Be interesting to see what you settle on?


But just mind it isn't painful !
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby silverbullet » 26 Oct 2010, 19:13

toomanytoys wrote:let me know how tiny that unit is.. may have to buy one instead of the old 1980's york unit I have thats a bit too big for where I can mount it..

What, the Midland? It is pretty small, just need to decide where to nail it up. I think that Thunderpole list the dimensions and looks lost in the din radio adaptor. That I forgot to buy... :roll:
Antenna bits should arrive by the w/end if I'm lucky. £28 inc postage :D
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby jed the spread » 26 Oct 2010, 21:08

silverbullet wrote:What, the Midland?


I put one on the ashtray hole in the dash in the doka, I have one fitted between the steering column and the central heating duct panel in the Westy.

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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby syncropaddy » 26 Oct 2010, 21:24

I put one in my shed between the Colchester and the Bridgeport .....
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby silverbullet » 26 Oct 2010, 21:30

syncropaddy wrote:I put one in my shed between the Colchester and the Bridgeport .....

Engineering humour :roll:
Anyone got a working dash speaker going spare?
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby silverbullet » 28 Oct 2010, 17:11

Shiney shiney...by my own fair hand, no less!
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Just need to get them anodized and press the studs in.
No sign of the postie with my CB aerial yet :(
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby HarryMann » 28 Oct 2010, 20:08

They'll sell... !
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Re: Road test under cover of darkness...

Postby silverbullet » 29 Oct 2010, 08:25

HarryMann wrote:They'll sell... !

Thanks Clive. I could offer them, even if this first set were a bit "Stella Artois" :oops:
Of course now I've got the R14 cutter for the ball seat and critical dimensions sorted...
These are in 6082 T6 (HE30) for those that might be interested :wink:
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