Info Wanted On Mobile Vertical Antenna

Info Wanted On Mobile Vertical Antenna

Post by Eric O » Fri, 05 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Hi .

I am considering putting a mobile vertical antenna on the saloon car. I am considering buying the Icom 706 MkII. Appreciate if you
could share your experience on

a. choice of antennae,  simply a 8' whip plus tuner ,  
                                     a fixed / multiband antennae
                                      bottom loading vs middle loading

b. type of tuner to match the vertical whip eg the ICOM 8' stainless steel whip. I understand it requires the Icom AH3 and not the
Icom AT180  for the Icom 706 MkII .

c. The best mounting choices for the 706 MkII .  Icom sells the special mounting which swivels and look impressive on the brochure.

Thank you for all your comments and suggestion. Hope to work you on 20m which is opening up .

73 de 9M2EO

Eric Oh - Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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Info Wanted On Mobile Vertical Antenna

Post by Gary Coffm » Sun, 07 Jun 1998 04:00:00



Quote:>Hi .

>I am considering putting a mobile vertical antenna on the saloon car. I am considering buying the Icom 706 MkII. Appreciate if you
>could share your experience on

>a. choice of antennae,  simply a 8' whip plus tuner ,  
>                                     a fixed / multiband antennae
>                                      bottom loading vs middle loading

>b. type of tuner to match the vertical whip eg the ICOM 8' stainless steel whip. I understand it requires the Icom AH3 and not the
>Icom AT180  for the Icom 706 MkII .

I can strongly recomend a screwdriver antenna. Base loaded mobile antennas
just don't work very well on the lower frequency bands. And with a screwdriver,
you don't need a tuner.

Quote:>c. The best mounting choices for the 706 MkII .  Icom sells the special mounting which swivels and look impressive on the brochure.

I use the head separation kit, with the front panel mounted on the dash and the
radio stashed in the back. That way you never have to listen to the fan. :-)

Gary

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