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[aprssig] mobile antenna for D7?

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Wed Mar 14 19:16:00 UTC 2007


I use a glass-mount dual band antenna with good success. It's actually mounted near the bottom of the window, to keep the top of the antenna below the 6'4" height of the garage I park in at work.

Paul, W2PI (-7)

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Kantarjiev 
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 2:12 pm
Subject: [aprssig] mobile antenna for D7?
To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org

> I'll ask this on the D7 list as well, but I think I'll get a more
> useful response here. 
> 
> I'm revisiting my antenna choice for my vehicles. I've been 
> using a 
> couple of different mag mount antennas which are very flexible. That's
> nice from a stealth point of view (they're pretty much invisible),
> but the flex causes enough frequency shift that the D7 doesn't
> decode most packets while in motion.
> 
> I'm giving up on mag mounts, and will probably use a Diamond K600
> trunk lid mount. The question, then, is what antenna to attach 
> to it.
> 
> On another vehicle, I'm probably stuck with a through-glass antenna,
> though I'm not sure of that yet.
> 
> I'd really like to hear from folks that have had good luck with 
> a mobile D7.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> 73 de chris K6DBG
> 
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