Toyota 200 Series Codan HF Radio Antenna Instal

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I am in the process of purchasing a Codan NGT ARV and 9350 antenna.
My query is in regard to mounting the antenna. The vehicle is a 2012 Sahara 200 Series with Kaymar bull bar, rear step with RH wheel carrier and LH twin jerry can holders.
Could members let me know their mounting details and options.
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Reply By: allein m - Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 17:51

Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 17:51
Hi am sorry i did not have my camera on me the other day but I saw a Toyota 200 Series with almost the same set up here in Broken Hill s main street

the had the spare wheel and a jerry can holder and what he did was make a bracket from the jerry can holder bit like a air con bracket L shaped with a angel for strength and they had there 9350 antenna set up

That makes the antenna sit between the tire and the jerry can looked secure and well set up

I do try to carry a camera with me at all times but I forgot to go get it after charging the battery
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Follow Up By: Parso - Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 17:55

Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 17:55
Thanks Allein
I was hoping that I did not have to go down the 'manufacturing' path!
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Reply By: Member-George (WA) - Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 18:52

Reply By: Tim - Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 19:42

Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 19:42
I just had this same problem with a work truck. The only two options that were viable was either the kaymar mount or the bull bar mount. The bracket which you can get for the 100 series which fits between the back pillar and the wagon door is not made for the 200 series, apparently the body is thinner and it can't hand the weight/forces of holding a 9350. The other option we looked at was ditching the 9350 for a whip antenna and having the tuner mounter inside the vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 05:53

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 05:53
The issue with that bracket is that the gap between the spare and the rear door is not enough to allow for the bracket. I looked at that with no sucess.
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Follow Up By: Tim - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 07:20

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 07:20
Yeah righto, our fleet mob ended up going with the bull bar mount but in order to get it done with the least modification, it was mounted on the the flat base plate of the bull bar with the mast going up in front of the horizontal bar tube.
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Reply By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 20:56

Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 20:56
I have a 100 series LC and have the antenna tuner mounted on the Kaymar LHS spare wheel carrier. This has worked perfectly for the last 5 or so years, except for the fact that the antenna on the LHS hits more trees than one would on the RHS and I have to straighten it every now and then.

Recently I purchased a NVIS (Near Vertical Incidence Skywave) antenna which has to be bent over close to horizontal to work properly (across the roof and tied to the bull bar). These are used in mountainous country or throughout a city. This does not work well with the antenna tuner on the wheel carrier as when I open the wheel carrier to get to the rear doors, the antenna rotates through 90 degrees. I now wish that I had mounted the tuner on the bull bar at the front.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 05:57

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 05:57
If you buy the new Codan 3040 antenna instead of the 9350 , it will fit on the bull bar and comply with all laws.




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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 05:58

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 05:58
I forgot to mention that I have a 9350 mounted on the jerry can holder. It swings out of the way with the holder and the door just misses it when the holder is closed.
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Follow Up By: Parso - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 12:38

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 12:38
Thanks Boobook
The 3040 may have to be the way I go.
Another alternatives could be to weld the Kaymar HF wheel carrier bracket to the jerry can holder. (after grinding off the tongue).
I am not keen on fitting the bracket to the wheel as I like to use a MSA garbage bag!
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 07:06

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 07:06
Parso,
I have an NGT with the 9350 mounted on the bull bar of my 100 series. Legal when I did it but apparently no longer in NSW as it is too wide and constitutes an obstruction to vision according to the registration inspector - has to go.

The only option for the 9350 is to mount it at the rear and I would have thought that a competent fabrication shop could make a bracket that would attach to the rear bar. At last years Sydney Eastern ck show the Kaymar people had a display with an HF antenna bracket. I had a very good look to decide if I should copy or buy for my Kaymar rear bar.

I just looked and they have a bracket for the 200.

Kaymar HF bracket

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Follow Up By: allein m - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:19

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:19
I saw a bracket in one of the HF sites where they had a bracket fit inside the rear drop section of the 100 series
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Follow Up By: allein m - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 13:39

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 13:39
http://www.ivansmith.com.au/index_files/page0001.htm

Alastair D I tiried to make a separate post but got knocked back so I hope you get this



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Rear mount bracket to suit 100 series LandCruiser with lift up tail gate. Designed specially to mount heavy duty autotune antennas. May also be used to mount any HF, VHF, UHF or mobile phone antenna. Left Hand & Right Hand versions available.

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Follow Up By: Parso - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 21:38

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 21:38
Thanks Alistair, but I wanted to avoid attaching the antenna to the wheel carrier as I like to use an MSA Rear Wheel Rubbish bag!
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Reply By: Stone Stomper - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 08:59

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 08:59
I welded an extra aerial mount to the side of our ARB bar before it was painted, as ARB have the mounts in the middle of the bar.

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Reply By: The Landy - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 09:12

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 09:12
On “The Landy” we had a Codan 3040 mounted low on the bull-bar where a winch would normally fit. Previously we had a 9350 mounted on the bull-bar, but this is no longer acceptable in most States.

And it is worth noting the 3040 is a much better auto-tune antenna.


On the new vehicle we have a bracket on the back of the canopy. On "The Landy" the centre antenna behind the number plate is the 3040 antenna seated down low in the bull-bar.


Whilst not specific to your question, it may give you some ideas…





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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 21:38

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 21:38
You running the a Envoy Baz or just the 3040 fitted to an NGT?

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Follow Up By: The Landy - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 07:39

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 07:39
Hi John

I had to Google it and have a bit of a read…

No, but it looks interesting so I will be reviewing. I am yet to test the positioning of the self-tune unit, and whilst it isn’t ideal, I am hoping that with the whip antenna well above the canopy it should be fine.

Thanks for the heads-up on Envoy…

Cheers, Baz
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 13:34

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 13:34
Hi Parso.

I have a Barratt set but your Q isn't really about the make.

See pic. When I was having some issues with the set, the Barratt people recommended that I place the antenna as high as posssible.

So I got Perth 4X4 to fabricate me the bracket shown.

The top of the antenna unit sits just below my carry basket, and I haven't had any problems with it getting knocked about.

Just another obs. If you are going to mount yours on the bullbar, I suggest you don't go too far out to the edges if you intend doing 'close' tracks as it will get seriously bashed about.



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Follow Up By: Parso - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 18:14

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 18:14
Thanks John
The more I look at this the more I think I can get a bracket fabricated that will attach to the bolts at the back of the wheel carrier that hold the wheel support.
I reckon that with the appropriate design I can get the 110mm base in between the wheel and the read door as the antenna tapers from just above the base to 75mm and then at the top of the base to 59mm.
I will know more when I get the actual antenna.
If push comes to shove, then it will be the Kaymar bracket on the wheel.
Thanks for everyones input, it has been great and I will keep you posted as it evolves.
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