If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gFNeW2Z1Xo
I've always been a bit over cautious when I use VHF/UHF antennas on my Honda van. I really don't want to drill holes in the roof and disturb any cables or computers that monitor the performance of my van. So, I tend to use magnetic mount VHF/UHF antennas--not the best solution, since these antennas tend to scratch metal surfaces and ruin the vehicle paint. Glass-mounted antennas also present certain problems, especially with windows embedded with antennas and other control circuitry.
After I watched this video, I feel a bit more confident about installing a more secure and aesthetically pleasing mobile antenna. Mel Wagner (WA5UTK) shows us how to install a NMO mobile mount on his 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck. He takes his time and proceeds carefully through each step of the installation process.
For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites:
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).