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recommendations for SUV rear hatch mount and 1/2 wave 2 mtr ant.

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by KB2DR, Mar 25, 2021.

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  1. KB2DR

    KB2DR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looking for suggestions for an antenna mount for my Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. Can’t do a mag mount, since most of the roof is glass. I was thinking of a mount on the rear hatch, combined with a half wave 2 mtr. Antenna (so I can avoid the need for a ground plane) Some of the mounts look like they can be easily positioned. Does anyone have experience in the mount and or antenna ? Thanks ! KB2DR
  2. KK9W

    KK9W Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you have no other option after exhausting all other possibilities, Diamond makes an adhesive backed mount that's pretty strong. Asked a few people I have seen that had them on the rear glass of pick-ups. Reports were good. One guy said he removed the supplied adhesive and used 3M automotive body trim adhesive for an even stronger hold.
  3. K6EEN

    K6EEN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Comet SBB-5 antenna on a Comet CP-5M mount?

    Most of the 1/2 wave designs for the hatch lip SO-239 mounts are going to be dual band. I think Larsen makes an NMO mount 1/2 wave single-band for 2 meters, but an NMO mount really wants to be drilled and mounted in the metal roof.
  4. N3PM

    N3PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a pair of Diamond 400 series on my Tucson. One mount is for a PL259 and the other is classic 3/8-24. I route the mini coax up to the hinge area and then down the channel of the body opening and thru the gasket in the corner of the hatch area. Couple pieces of duct tape and that was it. Lasted 3 years so far.
    Mike N3PM

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