Originally Posted by Overlander
Yes, I got the antenna mounted on the front bumper. I did run the power to the battery directly, but I ended up with several coils of excess antenna coax cable in my engine compartment... didn't see any other way to do this - I don't have a crimper like that for coax so I don't have a way to shorten that lead. Sounds like all that extra cable creates an undesirable situation...
Great, we should be able to tune it up at the meeting spot or when we are airing down at the trail head; it only takes a few minutes. The extra cable is not a problem if it is bundled in a figure 8, if it is coiled it is a problem. I should recall the details of why better, but perhaps Groucho and/or DaveinDenver will chime in with those details.