|HF and VHF/UHF Bodies mounted in the back of the Jeep|
|The FT-891 with a mount I picked at HRO that bolts to the passenger seat bolt|
|The mic is for the Kenwood VHF/UHF. The HF mic is out of view|
The antenna was the hard part but most of that was just figuring out how to mount it. I have an AEV rear bumper and while this allows for a nice spot for the VHF antenna the HF antenna needed a little imagimnation.
The mount is a Breedlove Ball Mount and the antenna coil is a Wolfriver Coil. (I have had dealings with Wolfriver Coils with their portable vertical antenna that worked well during a recent DOD HF exercise I was involved it). The ground system is bonded to the frame of the Jeep and was relatively easy to do with a few grounding straps.
On top of the coil is a 102 inch whip and it will tune 15 meters and down. The whip itself (without the coil) works well on 27 and 28 MHz which gave me the best of both worlds.
So far I have been able to check into the nets I usually check into. I am weaker than normal but that is understandable as this is a compromised system at best and I only use 25 watts on HF.
Here are a few more pictures.
|Coil and Whip|
|Ball Mount on bumper|
|The whip is tied off on the hood mounted jack/VHF/UHF Antenna above tire|
|The whip tie down|