ADVENTURE TRAVEL ENTHUSIASTS DEDICATED TO OVERLAND EXPLORATION
I am a new ham operator. I have a question as to offroad antennas for 2 mtr. Has anyone used glass mount units? I have drilled several holes in my Heep, but like the ease and pain free instalation of these glass mnt units. Any feedback?
I'm a big fan of NMO mag-mount antennae bases - the ground plane, if you put the antennae on your roof, is massive and unobstructed by the cab, in that position. Easy to tilt on side or remove if you're bush-whacking. The other option is a fixed mount on your roof rack, grounded to the frame with a grounding strap.
A glass mount one will perform poorly. Might be okay for a receive only antenna but not for transmitting
K. I'll scratch that idea off my list!. I like the idea Craig has above. Hoping to get KT 8900D soon. Time and finances will tell. Thnx guys.
I haven't tried a glass mount. I mount my 2M antenna on the lip of my hood with this:
It has held up perfectly for over a year, both at 90mph highway, and the Mojave Road, etc. With the NMO base I can swap antennas easily (I have a short one for around town, and longer for road trips), or just to remove the antenna for the car wash. No drilling, and easy install. Just run the cord through the firewall.