New license - Looking for 2 meter for inside attic mount

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mrvan89

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Just took by technician test at the Memphis Free Fest this past weekend, got my call sign Monday: KM4AEM. I have been out of radio, if you call CB radio for 40 years. I do still have my Hygain V-674B from the early 70's.

I used the online test sites and practiced for couple of weeks while watching TV in the evenings . Much of the old stuff came back quickly once I got going.

Thinking about Yaesu FT-2900R and I need a inside the attic antenna mount antenna of some type. Don't know if I should get a mobile antenna (dual use) and use it inside or what outside antenna would work good inside. I saw MJF-1622, as I also might like getting a 10 meter radio as well?

Any comments on 1622 or other suggestions. Really like this site.
 

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If you stick with 144 and 440 try the Arrow 144/440 J-pole...sells for about $40 and it will mount about anywhere. Great little antenna.
 

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CONGRATS ON THE NEW LICENSE..SHAME THAT MEMPHIS HAM RADIO IS CLOSED NOW. HIGH MUCH HEIGHT HAVE YOU GOT IN THE ATIC? IN A PICH, A MAG MOUNT ON A PIZZA TRAY FOR A GROUNDPLANE WILL WORK FOR MOST OF THE REPEATERS. AFTER YOU GET BACK "INTO THE SWING OF THINGS", YOU WILL STANDARDIZE ON ONE REPEATER THEN A 3 ELEMENT BEAM WILL WORK. THEN YOU COULD BUILD A TAPE MEASURE BEAM.
WB2HOL Tape Measure Beam
http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects/rdf/tape_bm.htm
They are a short afternoon project, they work good, great gain, can be used for fox hunting but as a dedicated atic antenna, they are great, cheap, You can assemble in the attic, so they are easy to get in the crawl space.
 

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I live in a restricted antenna area. I use a dual band mag mount on a wire closet rack. It works well for all of the local repeaters and even a few over 15 miles away. I looked at the attic, but the cabling and vaulted ceilings in my house presented too many problems.
 

n9mxq

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I once took a 4' x 4' piece of sheet metal, installed an NMO mount dead center and put a Larsen 2/70 dual band antenna on it.. Worked well for local (within 25 miles) repeater and simplex work..
 

mrvan89

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Thanks for the information. I have room to mount 2 feet above the rafters, then about 10 feet more to roof rafters.
 
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