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  1. WJ6F

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    MFJ-2822 Truck Trailer Hitch Antenna Mount is one of the easiest ways to mount an HF antenna! The MFJ-2822 comes with a "gumdrop" mount to allow for mounting any kind of antenna, such as Ham Sticks, Chameleon Hybrid Mini/Micro or even Alpha Antenna. You can also use the MFJ-2822 Truck Trailer Hitch Antenna Mount for VHF/UHF antennas. The MFJ-2822 Truck Trailer Hitch Antenna Mount comes with a preinstalled SO-239 and wing-nut for a ground strap.



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  2. KM4KGN

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    Make it yourself...$20 and a little drilling.
     
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  3. WJ6F

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    Well, knowing how poorly I can cut paper in a straight line it is probably best if I not attempt to make one.... In all seriousness though, it does look simple enough to make.
     
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  4. K4SEH

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    Nice video Brother. SMB
     
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  5. WJ6F

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    SMB
     
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  6. W8RID

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    Looks great for the light weight antennas. I would come up with something else for a bigger screwdriver antenna.
     
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  7. KG5THG

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    How easy is it to use the so-239 on the under side of the unit?
     
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  8. WJ6F

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    I found it pretty easy to use even though I have fat sausage fingers
     
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  9. WJ6F

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    Fully agree. I wouldn't use it mobile with much of anything heavier than a Ham Stick.
     
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  10. WN1MB

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    Made a similar arrangement out of scrap wood to hold a length of PVC pipe in which I stuck a little Zebco Dock Demon fishing pole. This served as the far end support of a night time only, stealth wire antenna. I already had the fishing pole - for fishing, of all things - so the cost was virtually zero. It looked very primitive, but that didn't matter due to it being deployed in the darkness of night.

    Apparently MFJ hasn't made one of these for the popular 1-1/4" receivers - let alone the less common 2-1/2" and 3" sizes.

    I wouldn't even think about using the 2822 for anything but stationary operating. Label me prejudiced, but "aluminum" and "MFJ" don't spell "rugged" in my world - at least in this particular application. YMMV.
     
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