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post #1 of 3 Old 12-05-2010, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hams: Anyone put a NMO mount on a hardtop ??

I've got a huge roll of copper tape so the ground plane won't be a problem. Just before I put the drill put to the top I wanted to see if anyone else had done it and if so maybe see some pictures and find out where on the top they put it, any problems, ETC.


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They do make some for "thick" material, but I can't tell you if they are good for something as thick as the top. I have 2 mounted on the back edge of the hood. look at the reinforcing rib that runs across the back edge. there's a perfect spot for one on each side. I "think" it would be a lot easier to do. one is for 2/70cm and the other side is VHF commecial. If you want drop a PM and I'll send you a pic. There's a good radio shop in Texas city, but I can't recall the name. They should have any parts you might need.
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Even with the proper NMO mount, I suspect you would have poor performance unless you use a "non-groundplane" antenna.
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