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PostSubject: Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna   Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna Icon_minitimeWed Nov 25, 2020 9:47 pm

This is relating to a dual band 1.3M long mobile antenna.

Because this is on my commercial vehicle the only place I can mount a through body antenna is just above the windscreen on the roof where the roof angle is apx 12-15 degrees.

Question is, because the mounted base coil will lean forward the 12-15 degrees, would it be very detrimental to bend the whip upright?

The antenna is a Diamond SG-7700.

I wont do mag mounts.

Thanks in advance.

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PostSubject: Re: Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna   Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna Icon_minitimeThu Nov 26, 2020 6:15 am

We could all pontificate the apparent effects of doing such a thing to an antenna.....some might even try to 'model' it on their computer Wink

I'd personally give it a go and see how it works out for you. 


Whenever I 'think' too much about doing something it never gets done, so often I throw caution to the wind and just do it.

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PostSubject: Re: Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna   Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna Icon_minitimeThu Nov 26, 2020 6:19 am

As Victor say's you can only try it.
Might have a job bending it just right well i would lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna   Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna Icon_minitimeThu Nov 26, 2020 7:44 pm

Thanks guys.

Back in the day we'd throw anything up or at times 'make do'. Thing with getting old is to pontificate!

Ordered a Diamond SG-7700 Dual band and will let you know what happens.
Thanks again.
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