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[aprssig] APRS antenna for an airplane

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at kd4rdb.com
Sat Sep 16 11:52:27 UTC 2006


A pilot friend of mine recently added a NMO mount to the belly of his
plane during its annual inspection.  The clearance under his plane is
not enough for a 1/4wave 2m whip, so we bent it backwards about 6
inches down and it runs roughly parallel to the body.  a 70cm whip
works great.  We've actually talked 37 miles on 1watt GMRS radios.  I
also plan to put a wifi antenna on it as well.  The particular NMO we
got is not your run of the mill mount.  It has a removable center pin
that looks like a miniature golf tee and is rated up to 6Ghz.   Got it
from tessco.com

Wes

On 9/16/06, Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net> wrote:
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> Any suggestions ?
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