Codan HF Radio Aerial Mounting

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 15:17
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We have just purchased a 2008 Land Cruiser GXL and are looking where to mount the HF Radio Aerial. We do not want to put a rear wheel carrier on the back of the vehicle. Has anyone had this problem in the past or have installed one on their vehicle. We would appreciate some feedback please.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 15:25

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 15:25
This is probably what you need.
My brother has one and it works fine.
http://lakecomm.com.au/hfant&acc.html#mb
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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 15:27

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 15:27
Try this
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Reply By: olcoolone - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 17:20

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 17:20
The only option for the 200 is on the rear with a tyre carrier or on the bull bar, I would not be putting it on the bull bar.

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 18:11

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 18:11
I mounted mine on my ARB deluxe bar, I put a thick square washer on the underside of the supplied CB/UHF aerial mount bracket supplied with the bar.
I have had two 200 series .... new one (3rd) arrives next week will be mounting the HF aerial there again...... I have travelled some horrendous roads & IT STAYED there no dramas.... the navigator didnt like it at first..... but being basically being black you get very used to it & 'look' through it.
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Reply By: racinrob - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 18:31

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 18:31
I've had my Codan AutoTuner mounted on the bullbar of my 'Cruiser for more than ten years and although it's illegal I've never been pulled up by the boys in blue. As an active member of a HF club it's a subject that comes up regularly and no-one I know has ever been booked.
In saying that Codan now have a very small aerial that can be mounted behind the grill !

VKE237 HF radio Club Sel 6678

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 18:43

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 18:43
The new 3040 whip antenna is designed for bullbars and is legal in every state.

Other than that you need a rear bar.
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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 19:06

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 19:06
My concern with the front mounting is not legality, vision or whether it sits there for ten years or not, but the likelihood of it being damaged in a frontal impact, when you are very likely going to want to use it. Furthermore, you'd be worrying that every branch, roo or minor indiscretion might take out your expensive antenna.

Having said that, in a rollover it will be rendered useless wherever it is mounted.

If you are in a convoy where others have radios too, or if you have a satphone then all the above is irrelevant. Put it where you will.

Mine is mounted down the back. The base of the whip is level with the roof (so when its very rough I can remove the whip and the unit is shielded from trees and branches by the car. The base of the autotune is about 1.2 m above the deck - high enough to be out of the way if some turkey runs up my clacker.

The new compact Codan autotune looks like it might solve a lot of the mounting issues. Alternatively, you could use an autotune made by someone else like SGC. For a while Codan rebadged the SGC 230 and sold it as a part of their base station kit.

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 20:59

Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 20:59
It would help people here if you say what series Landcruiser GXL you own.
Is it a Landcruiser Troopcarrier 78series GXL or
A Landcruiser Traytop 79series GXL, or
A Landcruiser 200series Wagon GXL or
A Landcruiser Prado 120 series GXL??

Chers
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Reply By: Member - outbackjack 1 - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 22:49

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 22:49
Hi Justawandering
Try Peter Dwyer from Telstat Aviation, he has setups for all remote antennas. Phone no is 03 9708 2224 He's very good at what he does, a Codan Distributor and service and repairs.
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Reply By: Member - Murray M2 - Friday, Mar 08, 2013 at 00:37

Friday, Mar 08, 2013 at 00:37
Re , the legallity of mounting on the front , have just found a website that explains it as per the law in Australia.
Road Transport Authority Information Bulletin Protruding Vehicle Accessories and Equipment
Large Base Radio Antennas
Forward mounting of large base radio antennas should only be undertaken when it is impossible or impractical to install the antenna to the rear of the vehicle. The installation must be attached as low as is practical to ensure the large diameter section of the antenna projects above the bonnet line for the minimum distance.
Only one large base antenna (large diameter base) may be fitted to the front of a vehicle and must be fitted to the left side. The maximum diameter permitted is 75mm. All sharp edges or protrusions which could cause injury to anyone making contact with the device must be removed or rounded.
Antennas must not obscure any light. In particular, the visibility of indicator lights at all viewing angles must not be reduced, and if so, additional lights must be fitted or the original light relocated in accordance with the relevant legislation or Australian Design Rules.
GPO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2601 | phone: 132281 | www.act.gov.au

Hope this helps
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