UHF - antenna mountings

Submitted: Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
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Hello everyone I hope you had a good Xmas,

Could anyone please forward advice on positioning my UHF arial on my GU 3lt Patrol. The best position as far as reception is on the gutter mount, but I am a little concerned about damage to the door and seal with opening and closing the door as well as body flexing while 4wdriving. Any feedback from the experienced would be greatly appreciated. The arial is a 6db with a 9db switchable arial.

cheers

Gav
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Reply By: Janset - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Gav.

Stay with the tried an true location on the bull bar. With an aerials of the sizes you mentioned, I don't think you can go wrong. I didn't, and mine works very well.

As for the gutter mount, I think the only time I would put one up there is if it were one on those short flexible ones as I don't like the idea of wiping it off in close country..

Regards
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Reply By: voxson - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Tried and true is "the higher the better". Plain and simple.
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Gav said it.. Higher the better, also center of the roof is best.

Some people are putting a single el cheapo roofrack bar type on their car and putting all ariels up there in the center..

Thats the best place.

If not go with the Bullbar, thats where mine are .. One on each side.
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Reply By: Member - Trevor - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Gav - have mine located on roof rack but closer to driver's side so I can lower it without using a ladder. It works really well. Trev
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Reply By: Phil G - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Yep, the higher, the better. A stubbie aerial on the roof works better than any on the bullbar and most of the time, that is all I use. The more recent ground-independant aerials can live anywhere on the roof and perform well. The coax can run down the gutter and through a grommet on the door well.

I also use an adjustable swing down gutter mount for when I use the taller aerial.
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