[OZAPRS] Silly antenna mount question

Rendrag rendrag at rendrag.net
Thu Jun 15 01:19:20 EST 2006

Ahhhh, awesome - DSE search didn't help me any, but that link shows that
woden powerhouse (a whopping 2 blocks away) has them in stock - will go
one in the morning (leaving for melb first thing friday morning (following
freight truck full of servers down..), so was hoping like heck it'd be an
easy to get thing :), and fit it up :)



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Hill" <chris.hill at crhtelnet.com.au>
To: "'VK / ZL APRS Users'" <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] Silly antenna mount question

> Hi Damien,
> I can't really comment on the madness question, however it sounds like
> need an SO-239 mobile antenna base.
> Dick Smiths used to sell them as separate parts, but now you have to buy
> assembly with 3.6m of "low loss" RG-58C/U attached...  part number
> A$37 :
> http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/en/product/D4036
> Quite useful really...  makes it easy to get RF out of the vehicle to an
> external antenna on field day!  :-)
> (They also used to sell an adaptor that screwed onto the SO-239 base,
> presented a standard 5/16" thread, so you could use your existing
> on the base, as well...  can't see it anymore.  Anyone know a source of
> these?)
> Hope this helps.
> 73
> Chris
> vk6kch
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au [mailto:ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au] On
> Behalf Of Damien Gardner Jnr
> Sent: Wednesday, 14 June 2006 8:21 PM
> To: ozaprs at aprs.net.au
> Subject: [OZAPRS] Silly antenna mount question
> Howdy Folks,
> Heading down to Melbourne for a job this weekend, so I thought I'd
> get my act together, get the old MFJ working again (a solid thump
> back to life - guessing there's a dry joint there somewhere), plug it
> the old 2m handheld I bought for the task a couple of years back, set
> up for the iGate, and then reclaim my TH-D7A and throw it into the Hilux
> alongside my FT8100R..  Which meant buying an antenna for it, as lord
> where my second 2/70 antenna went (2 years without a car meant all my
> antennas went into storage, and having moved house since, well, lots of
> stuff is missing).  So I ordered the cheapest, highest gain dual-band
> antenna that andrews had in stock, and got them to express post it down
> me (severe props, phoned friday arvo, it arrived today, not bad with a
> weekend in the middle :).
> Wasn't quite what I expected, was expecting the old fibreglass rod with
> braid over it with a few coils in between, but it's actually a number of
> lengths of rod with little joiners in between - will be interesting to
> how it handles getting caught on trees, etc, while I'm out bush..
> went to mount it up to the mount I'd already cabled up on the bullbar..
> which point I went 'what the ****?' and got confused..  Rather than
> the normal screw thread in the bottom that just goes on a standard
> antenna mount from DSE (D4056), it has what almost looks like a
> Am I going mad, or is that actually a PL-259 in the base of the antenna,
> I now need to try and find some kind of SO-259 antenna mount to mount
> thing?
> Regards,
> Damien
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