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Call Sign : 26-CT-4705 Posts : 2 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2022-11-22 QTH or Location : Norton, Malton. North Yorkshire Equipment Used : President Lincoln 2 Age : 58
Subject: Campervan Static Setup Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:33 pm
Just looking for some advice on a antenna for my campervan.
I am looking at getting a pole which would be inserted into the ground and then mounting an antenna onto that.
This would only be used when parked up.
The van has a plastic roof even though I have a springer on a metal roof rack (grounded to the metal body)
Thanks in advance. Will
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Razz229 Major contributor
Call Sign : 26 CT 2290 & 26 CI 2290 Posts : 550 Times Thanked : 23 Join date : 2019-07-01 QTH or Location : Kent Equipment Used : On 11m a Anytone 6666, Solarcon A99 vertical antenna or a Sirio 4000. On PMR a TYT TH-9800, a 1/4 wave GPA, homemade mag mount & sometimes a 8 element beam. Age : 55
Call Sign : 26-CT-4465 Posts : 28 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2022-03-29 QTH or Location : Sheffield, UK Equipment Used : President McKinley, CRT SS 9900,CRT M9 Mic, Zetagi TM-999, Sirio Magmount 145, 1/4 Wave 9 foot Tank Whip/Red Devil Antenna.
Subject: Re: Campervan Static Setup Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:48 am
Hi there Will. Just found this post! I have a campervan too and the same with a GPR Roof. I mount a red devil or a 1/4 wave with a mag mount on my bonnet. SWR is 1.1 to 1,2 and get out very well with that setup. It’s also very portable when touring. Oh and I use an angle connector so the antenna is upright from the angle of the bonnet. I hope this helps?
glenn dog Major contributor
Call Sign : 56-CT-004 Posts : 364 Times Thanked : 11 Join date : 2019-08-23 QTH or Location : Oulu -Finland Equipment Used : ft-450d-mc kinley - cobra 19dxeu- lincoln+2 - superstar lord - grant 2 - tti hand held- alan42- crt mike cb - zodiac 68 hunting radio hand held- and few PMR 2
Subject: Re: Campervan Static Setup Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:13 pm
I have a friend and he has a camper van, he has a antenna for boats set up for driving and T2LT as a few members have said, even with the Boat antenna, he has got a few DX contacts .
iRadio New Member
Call Sign : 26-CT-4744 Posts : 18 Times Thanked : 1 Join date : 2023-01-22 QTH or Location : Wigan Equipment Used : CRT SS 9900 V4 - Solarcon iMAX-2000 - Sirio Performer 5000 PL Age : 64
I will be taking my SS9900 touring France for 3 months again this year. I won’t be using it mobile so I will be making a couple of T2LTs, one for 10m one for 11m and throwing them over the nearest tree. Enjoy your travels.