New mobile antenna install.

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Portable Install add on.

Here's the portable setup I built tonight and had a start on previously. I going to be primarily used on our camper.
 
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Here are some pics of it setup. The antenna I fold laying around, its a simple telescoping metal antenna, I attacked a piece of coax to it and it works a lot better than I ever thought it would.
 
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LOL, Its a portable mast I built for camping and other things as I don't get great signal up in the mountains with just a ducky.

I keep building to both this one and the one I put up on my roof last week, PVC is a great building material for some of these things. And ever since I got my new camera it enables me to take more detailed pics and more of them.
 
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I know it's a mast, but I mean what kind of antenna is attached to it? Is the antenna just for the 396, or something else?
 

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Cool! Height makes all the difference! Is the antenna made for no ground plane? Do you have it DC grounded somehow? I just worry if you are using a mobile antenna that is meant to have a ground plane that you're not going to get good performance.
 

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You mean the antenna itself is homemade? I thought you just built the mast setup for a commercially purchased antenna.

Anyhow, whips are -- with few exceptions -- generally made to be either grounded or ground planed in order to perform properly, which is why I ask. But you'll never catch me knocking anything that works! And I'm enjoying the hell out of watching your experiments, so keep it up!
 
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LOL, just building stuff to see if it works, trying not to buy things unless they're a really good price, like the mag mount in the first post. I would really like to build a discone, but its not looking easy.
 

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New mount, still getting ideas.

Here are some pictures of the mount I thought up tonight, with once again stuff I had around the house, didn't spend any money on it.

Oh ya to add, yes its a bit of a mess, need to clean that out one of these days.
 
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