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 Mobile HF installl 
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Hello,

The kit : yaesu FT891 and the ATAS 120a

So I’m looking for a bit of help with installing my HF antenna on my l200 2004. The question is where do I place the antenna? I have a canopy over the flat bed but have no problem with drilling as it’s a project vehicle.
I understand I have to bond the horizontal surfaces with braid.

How effective would a bracket be on the tail of the truck. The base of the antenna would be approximately 3-4 foot off the ground.

Any advice would be of great help.

Thanks


Tue Dec 26, 2023 9:51 pm
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Hi use to use an L shape bracket on the spare wheel bracket on the back door i used it a little tarheel antenna and it worked great if the rear door does not have a good earth you could add one to the body of the pick up just make sure the L bracket is strong enough


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I used a Diamond K-400 to good effect with an ATAS for a long long while, there must be a lip somewhere on that truck.
Cheaper lookalike versions are rubbish quality compared.

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Do you have a (pretend) roll bar on the PU..?
The ATAS is a small aerial...
I had a Tarheel 400a on a mount I made for roll bar mounting, 400a is far too big for that..!

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Thanks for the replies and sorry for the delay. I didn’t get notifications that there were replies.

This truck doesn’t have a spare wheel on the back just underneath the bed.
So unfortunately I don’t have a roll bar behind the cab any more so that is unfortunately out. I definitely do have a lip on the tail at the back so I could try that.
I was thinking of fabricating a bracket but didn’t know where to put it.

Plan a lip mount and go from there.

Thanks for the help


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