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Ham antenna installed

Discussion in 'LR4' started by djkaosone, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. djkaosone

    djkaosone '11 LR4 HSE LUX 5.0L V8

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    I was tired of the magmount and thought I'd share my permanent ham antenna radio installation.

    I made a custom aluminum mounting bracket ot of 1" aluminum bar, 1/8" thick, and cut roughly 6" long. I used a 3/4" NMO rg58 cable and terminated my own pl259 connector. Ultimately, used a dual band NMO 2M antenna.

    I mounted the bracket on the passenger side on the fender washer right under the hood hinge. Ran the wire down to the side vent and drilled through the plastic grommet. I added my own rubber grommet the hole.

    Test fitting the rubber grommet:
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    Antenna mounted and wire through grommet:
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    Wire from behind the lower glove box:
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    Ham installed in the upper glove box:
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    Final product:
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