Gavala New Member M7GRC Call Sign : 12 Posts : 1 Times Thanked : 2020-09-30 Join date : Hampshire UK QTH or Location : Yeasu FTM400XDR / Anytone 878+ Equipment Used :
Subject: Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna Wed 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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Like 1 Dislike Victor CT Directors 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC Call Sign : 2688 Posts : 185 Times Thanked : 2019-11-10 Join date : Bedford QTH or Location : Various Equipment Used :
Subject: Re: Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna Thu 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
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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Subject: Re: Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna Thu 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. Gavala New Member M7GRC Call Sign : 12 Posts : 1 Times Thanked : 2020-09-30 Join date : Hampshire UK QTH or Location : Yeasu FTM400XDR / Anytone 878+ Equipment Used :
Subject: Re: Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:44 pm
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. Sponsored content
Subject: Re: Bending a Mobile Whip Antenna