Discussion in 'Mobile Radio' started by KD9MLU, Apr 18, 2019.
Almost all my Larson NMO 5/8 wave antennas the years have springs on them for that very reason.
Even with a spring there's not more than 21" of clearance. That's not enough. Even a 1/4 wave hits the rafters as it comes in!
I just helped a GI do exactly that, and he was very gratified with the results.
Can you do it? Sure, lots of us have.
If you don’t have a bed cover you can use a bed corner or stake hole mount.
I recently installed a vhf/uhf radio in my F-150 and did lots of research.
I decided against the hood mount for two reasons.
First reason is the concern about engine noise and the second reason is the plan to add a Tarheel antenna in the near future.
I have a tonneau cover on the bed to keep the load dry during the Pacific Northwet winter season.
I came up with a homemade solution. I took a short video for friends who were interested in my installation. Maybe it is an alternative for you.
Here the link to the video:
73, de AC7FD
Real Hams Drill Holes!!!!
Not in the leased company truck I don't.
This video is helpful and I liked the antenna install through the tonneau cover. I have a cover on the bed of my truck and I think I can make something like that work. Thanks for the video.
I don't mind installing things in my vehicles, but have to be 'talked into' doing that installing on other people's stuff. I do make mistakes (occasionally) and just don't want to take that chance, you know? I can also be bribed quite easily (food/beer)! So don't mind -helping- others do it.