Can this mag mount be fixed?

JoshuaHufford

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Going to be on a trip in a rental car in a few weeks, got out my mag mount to get ready for it and the coax just pulled right out.

Can this be fixed? Don't see an obvious way for it to come apart.
 

mmckenna

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Looks similar to the Laird magnetic mounts.

If you turn it over, you'll see a cover over the magnet. Might be foil, might be thin plastic. The magnet itself is a ring, and there will be an empty hole in the center. You can try cutting out the center. That should give you access to two screws. Unscrew those and the NMO mount should come right off. You should be able to resolder the coaxial cable to the connector. You can try putting a ty-wrap around the coax to keep it from pulling out again. Reassemble and you should be good to go.

If it's a cheap Chinese antenna mount, your guess is as good as mine. Might be a total knock off of the Laird, or may be completely different.
 
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