[OZAPRS] Silly antenna mount question

David Hopkins davhop at bigpond.net.au
Thu Jun 15 18:13:47 EST 2006

Had the same problem here however Andrews warned me about the base 
and they sent one with the antenna for little extra money. Antenna works


At 10:21 PM 14/06/2006, you wrote:

>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 brought
>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 cb/ham
>antenna mount from DSE (D4056), it has what almost looks like a PL-259???
>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 the
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