Why we tell people to NOT use magmounts

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And that's all that matters.
No one is going to show up at your house, twist your arm and force you to drill a hole.
True. Sometimes I respond not for the sake of the person tho posted but for others who will come along. Some cannot be convinced. Their vehicle to damage, not mine. I should let it go sometimes but the “give the best advice always” mentality takes over.
 

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How long was the magnet up there? And we need pics of the new NMO lol.
2 years? Maybe 3. Have to think about it for a bit. Lots have happened in My life in the last 3 years
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Power is run, but the radio is not installed yet.

Currently I have a NMO-2/70, but I am not keeping my TM-V71A in my car. I am replacing it with a VHF XPR-5550. I’m debating putting a VHF 1/4 wave or 5/8 wave on. This location had a square hole for the factory GPS/SiriusXM antenna for the Nav system on the next trim package up from my car. The square hole had a plastic/rubber plug that was secured with a plastic nut from inside. Simple to remove. The hole was slightly smaller than a NMO, so we made it round.
 
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'bout freakin' time. I was getting ready to drive up there and drill the hole in the middle of the night while you were sleeping.

Oh, wait a minute, I just told someone I'd never do that…..
You kept threatening to drill it... but never did. Lol. Timing was right and a friend has a proper bit to do it.

Just need to get some screws to mount the RF deck under my seat, and mount the control head on my console.
 

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You kept threatening to drill it... but never did. Lol. Timing was right and a friend has a proper bit to do it.

Just need to get some screws to mount the RF deck under my seat, and mount the control head on my console.
Turned out looking good.

Beautiful countryside there. Been a while since I've been up that way.
 

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Turned out looking good.
Thanks. It turned out nice. I really like the black antenna on the car. What ever I do end up putting on there will also have to be black. No stainless steel whips, and no hammy garbage(Comet, Diamond, Tram, or MFJ) either. PCTel, Maxrad, Antennex or Larsen only.

Beautiful countryside there. Been a while since I've been up that way.
It is. I’m missing BC. I was supposed to do a trip to the Okanagan to visit my dad and brother and to have a celebration of life for my mom in April, but Covid-19 changed that. Maybe later this summer, depending on how things go.
 

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It is. I’m missing BC. I was supposed to do a trip to the Okanagan to visit my dad and brother and to have a celebration of life for my mom in April, but Covid-19 changed that. Maybe later this summer, depending on how things go.
Oh, man, sorry to hear that. COVID has messed up a lot of things.

I hope you get out there soon.
 

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Permenant installation is great if you don't have a tall vehicle that barely fits in your garage. Now using a swing down lip mount NMO. Tired of bending antennas.
 

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Permenant installation is great if you don't have a tall vehicle that barely fits in your garage. Now using a swing down lip mount NMO. Tired of bending antennas.
Funny you mention that. My in-laws have a condo in Edmonton, about 45 minutes away, that my wife and I occasionally stay at(they live full time on an acreage about 1.5hrs west of Edmonton now) and I was taking the magmount off the roof when we parked in the underground parking. That actually likely accounts for some of the damage. Now I have to actually remove the antenna to park under ground. I don’t mind. Lip mounts/fold over mounts/fold over antennas just don’t appeal to me. They are a compromise I’m just not willing to make.
 

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Funny you mention that. My in-laws have a condo in Edmonton, about 45 minutes away, that my wife and I occasionally stay at(they live full time on an acreage about 1.5hrs west of Edmonton now) and I was taking the magmount off the roof when we parked in the underground parking. That actually likely accounts for some of the damage. Now I have to actually remove the antenna to park under ground. I don’t mind. Lip mounts/fold over mounts/fold over antennas just don’t appeal to me. They are a compromise I’m just not willing to make.
Tough for me to climb up on the roof of my truck to do that. Fused spine and bad hips.
 
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