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GCFD112

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PostSubject: Uhf radio antenna placement?   Uhf radio antenna placement? EmptyTue Sep 25, 2012 10:57 am

Where is everybody mounting there 1/4 wave antennas for best reception? Im mounting it on a rzr.
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PostSubject: Re: Uhf radio antenna placement?   Uhf radio antenna placement? EmptyTue Sep 25, 2012 1:48 pm

Top of rear roll bar. Angel it back so tree branches wont hit it.
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GCFD112

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PostSubject: Re: Uhf radio antenna placement?   Uhf radio antenna placement? EmptyTue Sep 25, 2012 9:05 pm

How does the antenna get a good ground being mounted to the plastic roof like that gimpy?
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PostSubject: Re: Uhf radio antenna placement?   Uhf radio antenna placement? EmptyTue Sep 25, 2012 9:30 pm

Look close at the yellow plastic over the round connector. It is bolted to the mount with stainless steel screws and then the wire is fed down to a ground bolt behind the drivers seat. On the radio I have, you have to also ground the mic holder bracket, in order to be able to set the radio to scan.
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PostSubject: Re: Uhf radio antenna placement?   Uhf radio antenna placement? EmptyTue Sep 25, 2012 11:00 pm

mine is just zip tied to the roll cage in the same spot gimpy's is and it works great.

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PostSubject: Re: Uhf radio antenna placement?   Uhf radio antenna placement? EmptyWed Sep 26, 2012 1:26 pm

ive got some lights mounted on the backside of my top i wonder if they would interefere with the antenna in any way
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PostSubject: Re: Uhf radio antenna placement?   Uhf radio antenna placement? EmptyWed Sep 26, 2012 8:26 pm

GCFD112 wrote:
ive got some lights mounted on the backside of my top i wonder if they would interefere with the antenna in any way

They shouldn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Uhf radio antenna placement?   Uhf radio antenna placement? EmptyMon Oct 08, 2012 2:43 pm

I wanna give a big thanks to kymedic he has gone above an beyond to help us with our radios!
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PostSubject: Re: Uhf radio antenna placement?   Uhf radio antenna placement? EmptyThu Oct 11, 2012 6:02 pm

No problem. I try to treat everyone the same way I would want to be treated.
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PostSubject: Re: Uhf radio antenna placement?   Uhf radio antenna placement? EmptyThu Oct 11, 2012 6:33 pm

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I mounted mine in rear of the roof with metal duct tape underneath for a ground plane. These antennas don't need to be grounded, the ground plane is used for better reception and to stabilize the swr.

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learn something new everyday i didnt know they didnt need to be grounded
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