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Old 04-12-2010, 07:37 PM
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:46 PM
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Even if you drill it out to 3/4" for a standard NMO mount, the tab is to thick and you won't have enuf thread engagement and the center conductor might not make good contact with the antenna.
Agreed. It is too thick. Been there, learned that the hard way.

Then I used a flat NMO bracket bolted to the tab because i had already run the cable. Wish I had known of http://www.eur-am.com/nmo.htm. But I was in a hurry.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:08 PM
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now this is all coming back to me about why I did what i did on the 70. One of the things i hate about the nmo is you feed the wire though the hole so you would have to pull the dang thing all the way back out from the radio if you ever wanted to change it.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:23 PM
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now this is all coming back to me about why I did what i did on the 70. One of the things i hate about the nmo is you feed the wire though the hole so you would have to pull the dang thing all the way back out from the radio if you ever wanted to change it.
They make them with connectors.

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now this is all coming back to me about why I did what i did on the 70. One of the things i hate about the nmo is you feed the wire though the hole so you would have to pull the dang thing all the way back out from the radio if you ever wanted to change it.
That's what I thought too but it was only because the ARB bracket was so thick. With the right NMO mount it just pops in from below and is secured with a locking nut.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:24 AM
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With the right NMO mount it just pops in from below and is secured with a locking nut.
I had the right nmo bracket and you had to feed it down though. it is not designed to pop in from below.
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I had the right nmo bracket and you had to feed it down though. it is not designed to pop in from below.
True, the mount is designed for sheet metal and it's intended to install from the top so that you don't have to tear the ceiling apart to get it in. Some might disassemble enough to work up through the bottom but most I don't think work that way. I use plain Larsen NMO-K type mounts and they would not fit through from the bottom.
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Default Use the fender mount.

It enables a good ground plane without having to drill anything.

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Don't do it, Wes! rock one of these babies on the side of the fender http://www.gamiviti.com/html/product...nnamounts.html
I'll have to see if that'll work for my Tundra...I'm trying to figure out a way to get my radio out of the Land Cruiser and into something where I'll use it more!
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