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PostSubject: Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car   Mobile - Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car Icon_minitimeMon Jul 05, 2021 11:03 am

Hi all,

Decided after some time to go mobile with the only radio I have now for 11M , a Magnum 257. The ML-145 I have is too tall on my new small car (Nissan Note) I was thinking of reverting back to "The Old Days" When I had 2 co-Phased Firestiks on my Truck? I can get hold of a 3 ft T Stick (new type firestik) from Lymm Truck Stop, I would only eMobile on 555 or 26Mhz ssb, would this be too much of a compromise ??

Also I will be using a MagMount in the centre of the roof Sad

Best I can do I think???

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PostSubject: Re: Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car   Mobile - Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car Icon_minitimeMon Jul 05, 2021 11:10 am

Co-phased need to be quite far apart wider than a car to work properly.
I use the same ML-145 on my BMW X5 and it just twang's a bit in car parks but never lifts the mag-mount lol.
Plus people hear me coming and walk at the side where they should walk.

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PostSubject: Re: Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car   Mobile - Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car Icon_minitimeMon Jul 05, 2021 11:35 am

Thanks Alan,  
Yes I was only saying the Firestiks co-phased worked on my truck they were on each side mirror mount. , I was only gonna have one on my Car a 3 ft one. 

Your X5 is a lot bulkier than my Note and the whip on the ML-145 is an eyesore on the Note. Rolling Eyes  a 3 foot antenna looks ok as I have tried a 144MhZ antenna on it?  I am thinking the Firestik being Helical and top loaded might be the only compromise???

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PostSubject: Re: Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car   Mobile - Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car Icon_minitimeMon Jul 05, 2021 2:42 pm

I must admit it does stand out a bit.
Not often i drive round with it on the car but i have forgot it was on many times but got a reminder in Tesco car park lol.
I had the 7ft firestick on a gutter mount back in the early 80s what a sight it must have been lol big red stick with the white cap being some 11ft or so in the air driving along but it worked well.

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PostSubject: Re: Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car   Mobile - Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car Icon_minitimeMon Jul 05, 2021 2:52 pm

Ye, memories of the old days seem to have come back lately, I have a Full Amateur Radio License, but have become disillusioned with it all. 
So after a long term illness, I am getting back into being able to drive (so long as I keep taking the tablets:lol:) so going back to my youth and sod Busby;). 

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PostSubject: Re: Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car   Mobile - Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car Icon_minitimeMon Jul 05, 2021 3:06 pm

i use a trimag and a 4000hp on my car when up the hills gets out great and pulls in well and at high speed it never moves
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PostSubject: Re: Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car   Mobile - Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car Icon_minitimeWed Jul 07, 2021 8:55 pm

A 3ft antenna isn't going to have much range for local contacts, a few miles or so. Success on DX depends entirely on propogation as when it's rocking you can even DX on a dummy load. You're going to be a couple of S points down on a 6ft antenna.

Nothing to stop you using a 3ft one for mobile then screwing in a 6ft one when static.

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PostSubject: Re: Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car   Mobile - Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car Icon_minitimeSat Jul 10, 2021 7:22 pm

Finally installed in the car today, just switched on T5 and DX everywhere, woop woop! will give it a big test next week as mobile on the 163 coastline


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PostSubject: Go big or go home!    Mobile - Mobile Whip too long for my Mobility Car Icon_minitimeSat Jul 10, 2021 10:17 pm

Get yerself a tank whip from Thunderpole. 9ft in length, totally ridiculous and impractical on my magmount. Works a treat static though and only £20 for a full quarter wave.
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