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Antenna Hitting Branches

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio Systems' started by W8WJC, May 16, 2017.

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  1. AE1N

    AE1N Ham Member QRZ Page

    Aaaah! The LOVE of MOBILE RADIO!
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    LAYNE AE1N
     
  2. WD5IKX

    WD5IKX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Alan

    I am gathering parts so what dimensions would you suggest for a good cap hat?

    BTW...I was at the Bottomless Lakes SP last week.

    John WD5IKX
     
  3. W1JPG

    W1JPG Ham Member QRZ Page

    http://www.k0bg.com/caphats.html
     
  4. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Your truck is a veritable babe magnet to be sure....but no competition for THIS>>>. One of my elmers in high school had a Corvair with a 6 meter Big Wheel on the roof.....looked like an Inspector Gadget helicopter.
     
  5. K0PIR

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    I hit plenty of tree branches in town, and I'll be calling the city street dept. to complain about some. They may get cut, they may not, so for now I take a different route to the store.
    I got some courtesy flag tape from a parking lot assistant at the Hamvention :)

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  6. K0BG

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    Why don't you put the cap hat where it belongs?
     
  7. W1JPG

    W1JPG Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's more like a cap belt...
     
  8. K4KWH

    K4KWH Ham Member QRZ Page

    You beat me to it! That's what came to mind as soon as the picture loaded! I always put long (HF) antennas on the left side. You won't avoid limb, but it surely helps!
     
  9. K4KWH

    K4KWH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've used the top frame out of a old lamp shade a couple times! Makes a nice cap hat!
     
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  10. K4KWH

    K4KWH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I chuckle when truckers/CBers put "ground planes" under the loading coil!:D They think (and are told by shysters) that this provides a ground plane so the antanner )sic) will "git out better". I saw on a website where one unknowing trucker said, "I put a 'ground plane' kit on my antenner (sic) an' it made my 'SWR-zzzzzzzzzzzzzz" go to the moon so I took it back off!":D:D:D:D:D HA! How many "SWR-zzzzz ARE there in ONE antenna? (snicker)
     
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