Motorhome Antenna Mounting

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by ZL2JEL, Jul 16, 2020.

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  1. ZL2JEL

    ZL2JEL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good morning, we have just bought a motorhome and I would like to mount/install my HAR-7900 which is 1.5 meter long, can someone out there assist with where the best mounting point would be please.
    Regards John
  2. KD0CAC

    KD0CAC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Need more info ?
  3. GM0GTU

    GM0GTU Ham Member QRZ Page

    The 7900-type antennas will work without a ground plane, but I always use one.
    The one on my car is mounted in the centre of the roof on a through-hole mount.
    The one on my motorhome is mounted in the centre of a 20" SS pie dish attached to one of the roof racks. The roof itself is a sandwich of ply-wood, insulation, very thin aluminium sheet, and a layer of plastic on top, so almost impossible to use the roof itself as a ground plane.
  4. ZL2JEL

    ZL2JEL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks very much the comments are appreciated and will look at this option.
    Regards John
  5. AA4TG

    AA4TG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Be sure to check the height of the antenna tip above ground. Lots of 14 to 15 foot underpasses out there with a few lower than that. Hate to see you tear up an antenna. You may need to consider a mirror or other mount.
  6. 2W0FFI

    2W0FFI Ham Member QRZ Page

    is there no ladder at thr rear of the van iv so put your antenna on there
  7. K7KBN

    K7KBN Ham Member QRZ Page

    A picture of the motorhome just might help, with some conventional reference points for estimating things.

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