- Aug 8, 2004
i need to know what is the best mount to get i want the hole in the roof kind i want to get the phantom antenna i got a pro-96
I am not sure what you are talking about Chris0381, for an NMO permanent mount you HAVE to drill a 3/4" hole in your vehicle. I have never seen any leaking problems with this type of mount. Reception wise, this is the best way to go!Chris0381 said:I have to second the NMO mount. It took me 5 mins to install it and it prevents a 3/4" hole in your roof that could leak at some time if not sealed properly. Putting an antenna on the roof will only gain you 2ft in height and to me is negligable cosidering you may drive up some tall hills or mountains at times.
Let's fill in some gaps, okay? ... You're looking at a Phantom low profile 800 MHz setup, right?dub8 said:i need to know what is the best mount to get i want the hole in the roof kind i want to get the phantom antenna i got a pro-96
I think you are confusing terms.Chris0381 said:What I am talking about is I purchased the antenna in the link I provided and attached what I thought was a NMO L-bracket to the trunk of my car and its as clean as an installation comes. It only require 3 small holes inside the side of the trunk lip.
Actually what does NMO really mean as I may be confusing terms?
Yes it is a 3/4" permanent hole mount, but NO it is not just for Motorola antennas, it is for virtually every antenna made. Just about every antenna manufacture makes NMO antennas. That is why NMO is the industry standard.Chris0381 said:I see then my thought is that an NMO mount is just a 3/4" hole that motorola antennas mount to.
for ? #4 can i drill it from the inside i can take the head liner down very easyRISC777 said:Let's fill in some gaps, okay? ... You're looking at a Phantom low profile 800 MHz setup, right?
Taking it for granted the radio/scanner you're going to connect to has a female BNC -
1. Length of cable you need? (Not the type, just the length.)
2. Have you looked to see what's between the headliner and the outside body metal above the passenger compartment? (You might need a 'thick mount' or 'vandal proof' type mount versus the typical permanent NMO/Motorola style mount due to "thickness.")
3. If you're planning on a trunk lid permanent mount, the above question does not apply, obviously. (But you did use the word 'roof.' Just wanting to make sure is all.)
4. Do you have a specific drill bit made for drilling this type hole, or do you know someone or some where you can have it done for you?
Good, so what antenna fits your needs and preferences?dub8 said:the freq. mostly will be in the range of 868 mhz