Best Way to Mount a 2 Meter 1/4 Groundplane

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by N1QWI, Jun 12, 2018.

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  1. N1QWI

    N1QWI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi everyone,

    Can you give me some links to photos or videos of 2 meter groundplanes mounted outside a bedroom window? I'm trying to find the best way to mount my antenna either directly to the house (if the radials will not run into it) or off the window ledge.

  2. AK5B

    AK5B Ham Member QRZ Page

    No photos here but if you have eaves over your window you could suspend with fishing line. Just make a little loop at the top of the element to attach the line to.

    Otherwise I would nail a stick to the windowsill and cable-tie the coax directly beneath the feedpoint connector.
  3. KD9KSO

    KD9KSO Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can always use a plant hanger screwed to the outside of the house if you can get the window open far enough to give you some working room. Use NH7RO's idea about the loop and hang your antenna from the plant hanger.
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  4. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Can't you get it on the roof ?
    In a small, single storey house, using a small TV ant type roof tripod and a small 5 ft. mast with the GP on top is what I started with,
    and I got across the Metro area with a 25 W rig on simplex FM on 2M.
    Outside the window is a different matter when you are in a 10 floor hi rise condo :D
    What is your housing situation ?? Looks like some kind of multi family building ??
  5. N1QWI

    N1QWI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I actually moved to a new QTH and the home has a GREAT roof. Unfortunately it is very high and I can't get up there myself...

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