Homebase CB antennna on magmount base static mobile

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Homebase CB antennna on magmount base static mobile

Post by 108EH002 » 05 Jun 2019, 17:28

Just wondering if anyone has used a homebase vertical CB antenna,on top of there vehicle for a better ground without a pole whilst being parked stationary ?

I managed this with the help of a double male PL259 connector into a SO239 magmount,and its just like tightening a pl plug outer sleeve onto the bottom of your straight through vertical antenna.

I have only used a silver rod and an A99,but I was getting good results,and it saved me having to use a pole.This way you can just park up,and its a simple install.

Thinking of getting another antenna to replace the Imax,so will maybe try that with a double 259 connector straight into the mount on the roof.

Was extending a homebrew dipole further away from the car,by connecting the pl259 from dipole coax,straight into the so239 connection on the magmount/sirio 239 dv mount thats drilled through.Didnt' notice any loss,only gain as I could get antenna higher aswell.

Might give someone a different idea from what they are maybe doing at present,when they are parked up :thumbup:

** Disclaimer = better if its not too windy,and the magmount is a triple mag one,if not string/fishing line and a tent peg tied to the south/west ;) **
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Re: Homebase CB antennna on magmount base static mobile

Post by The Collector » 05 Jun 2019, 19:44

I once put a Ham International "Big Mac" antenna on the roof of my car.


Oh, hang on, no sorry I didn't, it was a McDonalds Big Mac ;)
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Re: Homebase CB antennna on magmount base static mobile

Post by ROTEL240 » 06 Jun 2019, 08:16

I used to use a silver rod on my gutter mount parked under a tree with the top section pushed through a bent branch in calm conditions and it worked well,I also used a silver rod g clamped to a farmers 3m double gate at around 1m height I worked Australia when the propagation was good.

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Re: Homebase CB antennna on magmount base static mobile

Post by 108EH002 » 06 Jun 2019, 18:23

I don't think I would 'relish' one of those on the motor collector,heard they're a bit of a 'burger' to swr in,but also heard they can 'beef' up your signal,but only when the skip is 'rolling' in ;)
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Re: Homebase CB antennna on magmount base static mobile

Post by The Collector » 07 Jun 2019, 11:00

108EH002 wrote: ↑
06 Jun 2019, 18:23
I don't think I would 'relish' one of those on the motor collector,heard they're a bit of a 'burger' to swr in,but also heard they can 'beef' up your signal,but only when the skip is 'rolling' in ;)
Very good lol :)

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Re: Homebase CB antennna on magmount base static mobile

Post by original45 » 07 Jun 2019, 13:39

The Collector wrote: ↑
05 Jun 2019, 19:44
I once put a Ham International "Big Mac" antenna on the roof of my car.


Oh, hang on, no sorry I didn't, it was a McDonalds Big Mac ;)
That's a Oldrich Burger designed disguised magnetic loop I think.

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Re: Homebase CB antennna on magmount base static mobile

Post by 108EH002 » 08 Jun 2019, 13:29

ROTEL240 wrote: ↑
06 Jun 2019, 08:16
I used to use a silver rod on my gutter mount parked under a tree with the top section pushed through a bent branch in calm conditions and it worked well,I also used a silver rod g clamped to a farmers 3m double gate at around 1m height I worked Australia when the propagation was good.
Sometimes fix a supporting telescopic pole to the farmers gate up at the Pentland Hills near the shooting range,and I use a homebrew 1/4 wave wire dipole and it ties off to each post either side with string/fishing line :thumbup:
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