Are there any mini ham stick antennas that use the 3/8x24 threads for the whip on top? The ones I have seen don't have a 3/8x24 connection, rather a couple set screws like the adapter on the larger ham sticks that goes from the whip to the 3/8x24 thread in the base. What I am after is linking a few of the smaller mini ham stick bases together to make a taller whip that breaks down. This would require 3/8x24 connections for the base AND whip. I am needing it to fit a space no more than 33" long. I am flying out to pick up a new truck and the biggest wheeled case I have has a diagonal length of 33" that I can stuff some antenna parts in to for the flight. The whip I have for my full size 10m ham stick is flexible enough that I can wrap it around inside the case, I just can't get the fiberglass base to fit. Just for reference I am using a tuner with the antenna - I just need a long enough whip to have something to load. On a side note, if anyone has installed a remote face plate somewhere around the center console on a 2011 Ford Super Duty I would like to see how you did it. I had a 2010 SD that I installed my radio in right to the inside of the center console on the left side. See the picture here: I have the full write-up of the install on my blog here: http://kc8qvo.com/?p=355 (more detailed pictures of the faceplate mount are towards the bottom of the page). I want to do something similar in the new truck, but there aren't any screws already there to mount to like my last one had. The whole console area has been redesigned. Ideas, outside of mounting the faceplate to the dash or using a goose neck type or RAM ball mount attached somewhere?