2 METER ANTENNA AND HIGH SWR

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio' started by WA7ZUI, Apr 28, 2019.

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  1. K4KWH

    K4KWH Ham Member QRZ Page

    What's wrong with the radio? That but rarely has anything to do with SWR. If you have SWR issues, you'll have 'em regardless of what radio you've got. It's the antenna that must be solved/reconciled , not the radio. it sounds, as suggested, as if you have ground plane issues related to the tailgate and where it's mounted in relation to the rest of the body. If your jeep has a hard top, I'd consider moving the antenna to the roof; its the best place for it. Second, I'd consider using a gutter clip mount to keep the antenna out of the occupants' near field (exposure to RF). Then I'd go for the hood, tho its not exactly my choice due to 1) noise potential from the engine and computer. 2) again, RF exposure to the occupants. But...………….then we do what we have to do in pursuit of our hobby, eh?;)
     
  2. K9PHT

    K9PHT Ham Member QRZ Page

    On my TJ Jeep I used two of those Jeep Wrangler Windshield Mounts for Scanner and Ham Radio units... These mounts were originally needed for mounting lights on the Jeep...

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    Using my Little Tarheel II mobile antenna It tunes just great on my antenna Frequencies. I use an inline Power meter that reads both Forward and Reverse Power. Just key up my IC-706MKII and operate the Tarheel tuning switch for minimum VSWR on the WATT meter... Work great on the 80/40 Meter bands I like to use...

    This is a photo of the Tarheel Antenna mounted on my Truck Bed . Can't find my Jeep photos...

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    Roy Ken K9PHT
     

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