Monday, August 22, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Vehicle Antenna Installation - NMO Mount (corrected copy)


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v-hFR4SASOKhg. This is post #874. Like many of my ham radio friends, I use a mag mount antenna for my VHF/UHF mobile activity. While a mag mount is convenient, it can leave scratches and other imperfections on your vehicle's roof or rear deck. A really professional installation that looks nice, is weather resistant, and is more efficient calls for a NMO mount--the type that two-way radio shops use for Motorola radios in taxi cabs, police vehicles, and public service equipment. In this video, Commsprepper does an excellent job of taking us step-by-step through the process of installing a professional looking NMO mount. Be sure to connect the antenna system to the metal portion of your vehicle, since the car body serves as part of your antenna.  Because many vehicles these days employ fiberglass and other plastic parts in the car body, you may have to establish a crude ground radial system with copper strips below the NMO mount.

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