Antenna mount for Kenworth T680

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by WX4PTO, Jun 4, 2018.

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  1. KD0QG

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    In the 80's I ran coast to coast, 2 meters & HF. I stayed on 40 meters mainly because it was mostly there day and night and it sure was especially helpful to keep me alert with a QSO in the wee hours... -My idea was To get the antenna -OUT away from anything else as possible and -UP as high as i could get by with. It would tick the underpasses once in a while and the tip of the antenna was a little kinked but I got out just fine.. With a 200 watt radio and that set up it worked fine for me... I checked into tube Colorado High Noon Net from the Vince Lombarbi Rest Area in New Jersey from a big truck a couple of times.. Good Luck ..73..
     
  2. KN6APO

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    Can you attach a lio mount anywhere?
     
  3. PA3FEF

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    It's probably taken care of by now, but for other T-680 drivers you may check my qrz.com page.
    Bottom of the page shows my take on it: https://www.qrz.com/db/PA3FEF
     
  4. KF5INN

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  5. KF5INN

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    I used a window mount in the T-680 I was in. The mount slips over the glass and stuck it out the window and rolled up the glass to secure it. Worked well for me. Google or search window mounts for 2 meter radio.
     
  6. KW4MY

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  7. KW4MY

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    Your profile isn’t really visible.
     
  8. W5BIB

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    If you pull the same Dry Van or a Reefer all/most of the time... a 40m dipole will lay on top of the trailer fiberglass roof & does a pretty good job. - Even if you swap trailers often, it's
    not that much of a problem to re-mount the dipole securing it with some FlexTape. - I've even mounted one on a Food Tanker with good results.

    Heck all you need is some Hook-Up wire for the antenna wire & some RG-58.

    If you're running local or regional & swapping trailers often, it might be a pain. But, if you're running Long-Haul & are under the same trailer for several days at a time, you might check it out.

    Steve (Retired Long-Haul OTR Reefer & Dry-Van)
     
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  9. KD0QG

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    Now that sounds like a good idea..
     

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