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SO-239 Roof Mount

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Hilift, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Hilift

    Hilift Member

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    I bought a antenna that I am going to mount on the roof of a semi. So a mag mount wont work cause the cab is made of aluminum. So I am looking for a roof mount SO-239. I will post a link for what I need but am looking for a better place to buy than the UK. Any help would be appreciated. Nathan



    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CB-Amate...avy-Duty-SO239-PL259-Body-Mount-/370977595003
     

  2. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Sr. Member

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    What kind of antenna? I've never actually seen an antenna with a pl-259 on it.
     
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    338_MtRushmore Sr. Member

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  4. Hilift

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    It is a sirio. I have a not great picture but it might do.

    I saw that link when I was looking but whenever I clicked on it I got a error message "page not private" guess I will have to keep messing with it
     

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  5. Hilift

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    My picture was worse than I remembered try this.
     

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  6. SIX-SHOOTER

    SIX-SHOOTER Well-Known Member

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    That is called a UHF mount not an SO-239 just FYI. It's a common mount in Amateur Radio antennas along with the NMO mount which is considered the best of the two.

    SIX-SHOOTER
     
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  7. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Sr. Member

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    In his defense, sirio does call it an "SO239 ANGULAR CONNECTOR". Must be a literal Italian translation?
     
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    SIX-SHOOTER Well-Known Member

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    In case he is searching other brands he would need the correct name so now he's on the right page anyway. Maybe the folks at Siro don't know the correct name so they made it up since it is an SO-239 connector. LOL {:>)

    SIX-SHOOTER
     
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  9. Hilift

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    Thanks for your help. I started dabbling in the radio world a few years ago so I have a lot to learn. I had never heard of SO-239 mount but did a little research on Sirio's sight and that is what they called it so I tried the same name. Thanks for straightening me out. (y)
     
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  10. Hilift

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    So I'm thinking I need a mount like this correct?

    http://www.breedlovemounts.com/so-239-antenna-mount.html
     
  11. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Looks like a winner...His machine work is Top Notch!
    Just hopefully the ALM sheet metal on your cab is thick enough to handle the load of the antenna and not flex or move if the antenna catches a tree... or/etc...
    Not familiar with newer truck bodies.
    Gary
     
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  12. Hilift

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    I have heard good things about his mounts but have never had one. I have been thinking about putting a plate or I know some guys use a saw blade on the bottom side to disperse the torque of the antenna
     
  13. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    As with any puck mount supporting the underside of the roof is a must. There is a lot of wind load causing the roofs sheet metal to flex.
     
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  14. SIX-SHOOTER

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    That will work & Breedlove makes some of the best & toughest mounts anywhere.

    SIX-SHOOTER
     
  15. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Sr. Member

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    I'm using this mount with LMR400uf. It only cost 5 bucks.
    [​IMG]
     
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