How do I mount the HF?

Submitted: Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 18:13
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Evening all,

Question for the HF buffs out there - I have access to a Codan HF (either a 9323 or NGT with 9350 autotune antenna) that I want to mount on my 05 Nissan Patrol. Question is - how do i mount the antenna at the rear of the vehicle? - it has a dual wheel Kaymar carrier fitted. Getting the transceiver fitted is no big deal as I have access to a great business in Tamworth to do that - it's just getting a bracket that will support the weight of the autotune AE that is causing me some concern. Pictures would be really good- PM if you have pic's of your setup that matches my vehicle
Footloose - where are you ?????

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 18:18

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 18:18
John have a look at this Kaymar HF mount
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Follow Up By: Member - John T (NSW) - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:30

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:30
Thanks John - will chase up 1 of them asap.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:54

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:54
No worries mate.
I have one on my Troopy if you look at my profile pics and they are very good.
Cost around $160- to $180- pending on who you get it from.
It allows you to tuck the Auto tune up between the tyres and the rear doors nice and protected.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:44

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:44
You can buy a bracket that bolts onto the larger back door of the Patrol, using the bolts that hold the spare tyre bracket.

It places the antenna out to the driver's side, just above the top hinge.

I just tried to find out where to get one, but Google didn't help me in the few minutes I tried.....

From memory, I purchased it from Elizabeth, SA (or somewhere around there).

You could also make one of these up for yourself. I sold mine when I bought the dual cab.

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Follow Up By: blue one - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:12

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:12
4wd drive shop.

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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:56

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:56
Some ideas
Mounting the autotune on the back
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Reply By: blue one - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:28

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:28
Very carefully

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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:37

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:37
JT

I have a similar setup to the one you describe - this is what I have done



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Follow Up By: Voxson - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 23:31

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 23:31
Sorry about before matey....
For some reason i had a mental blank as to "Kiwi Angler"...
I am a dumb bar steward sometimes...

We all have our moments....

My reply should have been,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
"yes buddy...,,,, long time no speak.... we have to catch up someday soon.....Canning this year still?"

I dont spose you are crossing The Simpson on the way?
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 15:42

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 15:42
I bet the pictures above were a bit of a clue for you :-)))))))
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 15:44

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 15:44
Yes still 'doing' the Canning - strat from Wagga on 12th July due back home 11th August

Not going via Simpson - will cut across to your home town and then over to Ceduna and up to Wiluna

Will be listening out on the HF skeds to see how you are travelling
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Follow Up By: John R (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 23:45

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 23:45
What make of antenna is that KiwiAngler?
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Follow Up By: Stu & "Bob" - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 13:44

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 13:44
John,

I believe it is a Moonraker antenna
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 18:23

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 18:23
John

Yes Stu is corect it is a Moonraker AT230 aerial
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Follow Up By: Stu & "Bob" - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 19:07

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 19:07
KiwiAngler,

What type of HF do you have on the other end of the moonraker?
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 19:57

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 19:57
Stu

I have an Icom IC7000Icom HF radio

which I have mounted like this


The HF is the one facing you

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 22:23

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 22:23
I made mine out of a piece of box section and slid it down where the work light goes. Then welded a 6mm top plate and bracing flanges on Cost nothing, works beautifully,
Cant be removed except with a gas axe and have the antitheft nut on the aerial so pretty safe. Will post a pic on Thursday
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 17:47

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 17:47
Here you are and it goes under a standard garage door frame as well
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