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F-150 Install

W4KRR

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Nice job! What year is the truck? I thought most of the newer trucks have the shifter in the floor console, which would preclude the use of an aftermarket console.
 

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Great! Personal/pleasure rig or work vehicle?

And...you know we want to see a shot of the antenna farm, too!
 
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Great! Personal/pleasure rig or work vehicle?

And...you know we want to see a shot of the antenna farm, too!
Personal vehicle I use for various things.

Antennas are all 1/4 waves and a ball and spring for low band. Nothing really to see. Between the pollen and driving around Southern West Virginia coal country this week my truck looks like a different color. I’ll take some pics when I clean it up.
 
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Looks awesome! got any pics of the antenna setup?
I’m planning on taking some better pictures this weekend. I have been lazy about getting it cleaned up.

I have some kind of spiders at my house that like to lay this seemingly-impenetrable layer of webs all over everything, which then wrap around the antennas and make it look like a ghost truck going down the road.
 

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Those are not spiders.
They are tiny radio techs adding thin filament to your antennas to make them work better.

The ghost truck is an added benefit.

Personally id like to see the ghost truck pics.
 
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I did wash it but driving around on USFS roads is not condusive to a clean vehicle. All antennas are PCTel/Laird 1/4 waves with the exception of the ball and spring which is an Antenna Specialists.

The setup works well and I like it, although I do miss having the low profile I did in the last vehicle. Hard to do with this much equipment installed.



 
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