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    Default Best way to mount an IMAX 2000?






    My friend gave me an IMAX 2000 to see if I wanted to use it for 10 meters. After some inspection I decided this was the best option.

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    I'd clamp on a reel at the bottom and some line guides along the length, add a nice handle and bingo.

    "Whatcha castin' there, son?"

    "IMAX 2000."
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    LOL. When I read the title of this thread, I was thinking "in the trash". Then I clicked in and saw the pic. LOL.

    At least pull the aluminum off and recycle it.

    Brad
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    Oh boy this should get some response. Some folks think there darn great antenna's. Personally i tore it apart just to see what made it tick and salvage what i thought be useful like the mounting plate.
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    There used to be some really great all-aluminum CB antennas in the good old days. Some law made them illegal years ago (electric shock hazard prevention stuff -- really silly). But I see some are coming back now as 10m amateur antennas, which are okay as aluminum.

    The old Antenna Specialists Super Magnum and such were very good. Sure a lot better than the Solarcon, IMAX, etc. At least they're making a comeback as ham antennas.
    What if soy milk is just regular milk introducing itself in Spanish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC9VFO
    My friend gave me an IMAX 2000 to see if I wanted to use it for 10 meters.
    What is the best wasy to mount it?
    You are missing the TWO Mast (Saddle) clamps - aluminum and stainless steel clamp will cost you about $6 to $10 each.
    Get out your TAPE MEASURE , take measurements, andthen select appropriate U-Bolt.
    DX Engineering has a wide selection for this type of repair.
    http://www.dxengineering.com/

    You then need a mast, at least 1-1/4 inch OD -- which is same size as TV antenna mast.

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    Actually I robbed the U bolts and threw them in my junk drawer.

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    It would have been a good antenna to work local 10M FM repeaters. If you can set your A/B split freq to do 100 kHz split and switch the rig's mode to FM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WB2WIK View Post
    There used to be some really great all-aluminum CB antennas in the good old days. Some law made them illegal years ago (electric shock hazard prevention stuff -- really silly). But I see some are coming back now as 10m amateur antennas, which are okay as aluminum.

    The old Antenna Specialists Super Magnum and such were very good. Sure a lot better than the Solarcon, IMAX, etc. At least they're making a comeback as ham antennas.
    Exactly. I would love an old, all aluminum vertical that I could put onto 10. These fiberglass jobbers just don't hold up here. Poor construction and lackluster performance.

    Brad
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    Send it to me! I want it!
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