Call Sign : 26UK81
Posts : 108
Times Thanked : 2
Join date : 2020-06-06
QTH or Location : Oxford
Equipment Used : ss 6900N, AT5555N, President McKinley
Age : 38
|Subject: Mag mount issue Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:26 pm|| |
I have a strange issue with my mag mount. Oddly enough a had a similar issue with a rill mount on another vehicle with a different antenna. In this instance, it's a Sirio PL 145 mount and Sirio 5000 PL antenna. When I screw the antenna on too tight, all incoming signals drop down and I send RF squeals when TXing. Slacken it off a bit and everything is fine. I can't see why this would happen. Any ideas anyone?
In some better weather I'll open it up and see if I can improve the ground connection some how. As it is, its via a contact plate on a single screw hole, where the top part of the mount screws down. I've been in there before to re-wire with RG8 mini, I also used silicon sealant around various possible water ingress points.
Call Sign : 163-CT-220...MW7TTA
Posts : 2187
Times Thanked : 52
Join date : 2019-11-19
QTH or Location : Anglesey North Wales
Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-991A,,Yaesu FTDX-10,,Icom ic-7300,,Anytone AT-D878UV PLUS",,LINCOLN II+.
Age : 149
|Subject: Re: Mag mount issue Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:12 am|| |
Common fault with them is the coax connection in the base.
I have 2 of them bought at different times and both had bad coax connections.