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Little tarheel ii install

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by Mudfoot, May 18, 2020.

  1. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    Are you using an FT-891?


     

  2. Mudfoot

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    My plate will be a little smaller. image.jpg
     
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    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    Icom 7000
     
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    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Oh that will never work. Especially with the 7000. I will look after it all, pal.
    Just ship it to me.
    Seriously, very nice setup.
     
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  5. Mudfoot

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    The 891 requires extra cumbersome nonsense, but is a fine mobile.
     
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    I don't recall the brand of aftermarket antenna controller that I used but it was easy to operate.I never used the switch that came with the TARHEEL II just the other controller. It was quick & required just one push of the tuner button on my ICOM 7000 & it was done.

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    SIX-SHOOTER Sr. Member

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    You will get everything except 6 meters with the 56" whip.Been there & done that & it makes a big difference on 40 & 80 meters.

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    That's what I read. I need to keep trying
     
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    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    Not a bad trade off, that's similar to my Little Tarheel HP when I replaced the stock 3ft with a 5ft.
    I lost 6m but gained 60m with nearly all the coil used.
     
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  10. Mudfoot

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    I got the 56" loading up good on 80/40 now. I don't like losing 6 meters. I've been making a few contacts mobile lately. I also use our local repeater. Oh well, I'm satisfied with 80/40, as that's the majority of where I'm going to operate.

    6 meters is cool, but it's even cooler mobile. Maybe I can rig up a quick whip change.
     
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    Don’t forget the hat that goes with it!

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    Everything is a rough install. Now I need to get my Rigrunner hooked up and tidy everything up. IMG_20200519_201221240.jpg
     
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    Airbags. The reason given for no dash top mounts.

    Solution: remove them. The 3-point belt is what matters.

    And, then the passenger warning sticker:

    Advisory: No airbags
    In this SUV we die like men.

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    "Everything" will clear the bags. Rigrunner is just laying there. It's going down on the hump. The meter isn't going to be installed.
     
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    60 meters is a great HF Band for mobile use also.I prefer it over 40 or 75 meters.

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