[OZAPRS] Need a hand

vk4tec at tech-software.net vk4tec at tech-software.net
Mon Dec 4 08:27:09 AEDT 2017


I am thinking that maybe just a strap that fits in the gap between the bonnet and the side wall.

I can sink a screw into the bonnet just inside 

That way it would be as close to the feed point as possible

I would drill into the top side of the bonnet but that equals a divorce LOL

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From: OZAPRS [mailto:ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au] On Behalf Of Glen English VK1XX
Sent: Monday, 4 December 2017 7:23 AM
To: ozaprs at aprs.net.au
Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] Need a hand

In looking for a place to attach a ground strap, consider that ideally, you want the largest continous area of metal. That is probably the engine bay firewall (which would attach to the upper body, roof etc) , fender mounts,  or in the rear, hinge mounts of the rear hatch, etc.

Anyone else have any input here  on where to connect on a modern vehicle to maximise surface area ?

comeon. ???

I am a bit out of tough on modern vehicles. (I have a 2005 XC90 which if you pass a RG58 through a door seal will squash it flat and cause a short... hence requiring coax entry through a bung in the spare tyre well under the vehicle)

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