Two antennas, one trunk lid?

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio Systems' started by AK4BM, Mar 30, 2011.

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  1. AK4BM

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    I never said it was efficient, as this isn't a discussion about the ATAS 120, rather if the two antennas would interact with one another.

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  2. WB2WIK

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    I'd say it's not likely they would, to any extent you could notice. On opposite sides of the trunk, you'll have a few feet of separation, which should be enough.
     
  3. WB2WIK

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    I know, and it's not. You can maximize efficiency by placing it higher on the vehicle and doing a great ground bonding job.

    But when the band's open, propagation does the heavy lifting. I recall in December 2001 working 111 DX countries on 10m from the car, using 25W during the ARRL 10m contest. That wasn't my rig or my antenna, it was great conditions, and of course a contest helped.
     
  4. KA0HCP

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    As you can tell from the WA6MHZ photo the important thing is to have plenty of hats in the back window!
     
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