what was used as 2m mobile antenna in the 60's and 70's?

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by K2LXD, Oct 26, 2016.

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  1. K4KWH

    K4KWH Ham Member QRZ Page

    That. of course, and Larsen, Then there was Antenna Specialists and Moseley. I ran a 5/8 wave Moseley for a long time. There was more choice than one might think at the time. I also remember running some old Motorola tube sets. I've forgotten what they were--V something or other. They were really "squawky" things with squelch bursts aplenty! (yuck) Gosh that was forever ago!;)
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  2. W5TTP

    W5TTP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ahhh, don't forget the much beloved squalo, complete with suction cup mounts. I am assuming that you are referring to am, or ssb. For fm, I used a Larson 5/8 wave mag mount vetrial on the mobile.

    Chuck w5ttp
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  3. K9UR

    K9UR Subscriber QRZ Page

    Saturn V halos for 6 and 2 AM.
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  4. VE3DDL

    VE3DDL Ham Member QRZ Page

    the 17/19 in rod on the roof
  5. KD8PYY

    KD8PYY XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thanks,, I am a Classic Car nut beside Ham Radio and looking for a vintage antenna for 2 meters for my 1966 Car .. when I go to car shows,,, any ideas?
  6. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    1/4 wave or 5/8 wave Motorola or GE

    AM used Halos and Squalos
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  7. SM0AOM

    SM0AOM Ham Member QRZ Page

    In the beginning 144 MHz mobile here was primarily AM, with some SSB thrown in during the late 60s. Halos or "Big-Wheels" were usually the antennas of choice.

    Of course, some took "mobiling" more seriously:


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  8. W5ESE

    W5ESE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I had a Hustler 5/8 wave base-loaded antenna (late 70's). Similar (Tram, etc) antennas now look pretty much identical.

    The thing to remember is that dual band radios were non-existent, so there was no incentive to make dual band antennas. Many hams had an 80-10m HF radio at home and a 2m FM radio in the car.
  9. WB8VLC

    WB8VLC Ham Member QRZ Page

    yep the hustler collinear was popular with several of us in detroit in the 70's. With a 15 watt heathkit amp and a kenwood tr2200A exciter I could work 200 to 500 miles mobile during e's on 146.52 fm.

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