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Old 03-25-2014, 07:47 PM
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So today some how I severed my rear hatch mount antenna coax. Or the dog chewed it? Not sure. Anyway I've been planning to replace my antenna for some time. With the pre-run only a week away I need to order something ASAP. I have Nakman's hood mount already installed. http://www.gamiviti.com/html/product...nnamounts.html

Recommendations for a 2m/70cm antenna to mount there. Links are appreciated. Its been a long time since I took my test and I forget most of the tech stuff at this point regarding mounts and the such.

We only have one possible local source down here and he of course closed early today. His hours are something like we open in the morning and close in the afternoon. I'll try in the am but if no luck there I'll need to order something around lunch time if possible.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:50 PM
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No problem to bring you something from Denver if needed. I also have a mag mount HAM you can borrow.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:09 PM
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Throw the Mag mount in your Pre-Run gear pile just in case. That could prevent another temporary Land Cruiser install done in hast that becomes permanent due to my lack of time. I really need to stop that habit.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:36 PM
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If you can't get one local.....HRO is less than 10 minutes from me. I'm trying to make the pre-run, but worst case I can grab an antenna at HRO and pass it on to anyone at the meeting to pass on to you.

I use this one on a Timiviti Parmesan Cheese mount

http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-000059
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:51 PM
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I have a mag mount you could borrow too if needed.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:05 PM
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Looking at what I have now… A Comet SBB5. Looks like all I really need is a new mount to work with the Gamiviti bracket. Something like this? http://www.hamcity.com/store/pc/C213SNMO-p1962.htm

Am I wrong? I'm just not really sure which one.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:01 AM
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Do you need the super thin coax? The RG-316 type is 2.6mm/0.098" diameter, the stuff that is about the same size as like 18 AWG hook up wire.

I ask because $40 is an awful lot of money for an NMO. The Larsen NMO-K costs about $20 with a connector and about $13 without (it's cheaper & better to buy without and get good Amphenol PL-259 connectors IMHO), but it uses regular 5mm/0.195" diameter RG-58. I use the Larsen with my Gramiviti brackets, in fact I use the Larsen for everything.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:39 AM
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No, Dave I don't need the super thin coax. It just makes it easier to run under interior trim panels.

Help me out and link up what would make for a good set up given my Gamiviti bracket and current Comet SBB5 antenna. Hopefully that is enough into?

I'm slammed with work this week and looking for the easy button.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:14 AM
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If you already have the antenna, then you just need an NMO mount (make sure it's NMO, the SBB5 is also available in SO239). You can call HRO in Denver, they'll take your credit card if you want to have someone pick it up and bring it to the run.

NMO-K with a PL-259 connector you'd have to solder on.
http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-000594

NMO-K with no connector (you'd have to get one separately and solder it on).
http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-013058

Diamond C213 like you show. This one has the super thin coax with an SMA connector already on it and I think it has a PL259 adapter. This would be a no-solder option.
http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-009384
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:19 AM
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At Hamcity some of the same and other options:

Comet C101. AFAIK this is the same as the Diamond C213 but just cheaper.
http://www.hamcity.com/store/pc/C101NMO-p700.htm

The Larsen NMO-K.
http://www.hamcity.com/store/pc/NMO-K-p770.htm
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