where to mount my ariel?

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Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:28 pm

i have a land rover series 3 station wagon, and i'm looking to buy a Maycom AH-27 handheld as i dont want a radio in the car permanently. i would, however, plug it into a car kit and vehicle-mounted ariel etc. however, where should i mount the ariel? i quite fancy the idea of putting a long one on the rear crossmember and running it up the drivers side rear panel so it reaches the roofrack. having it mounted on the chassis crossmember also means i dont have to worry about earthing it. however, a buddy of mine reckons this will reduce the range and that i should put a short one on the roof gutter. what do you guys think?
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Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:28 am

mount on a gutter mount for the most simple and easy way


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Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:34 pm

yeah, the problem is that i dont particularly want to put holes in my roof panel to mount the ariel securely, which is what it requires as far as i know, whereas i dont mind drilling the rear crossmember. does anyone have any other ideas for locations i havent considered?
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Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:38 pm

GUTTER MOUNT screws into the gutter with 2 allen screws and take cable in via door no problem


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Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:12 pm

cheers thanks a lot for your advice, i shall indeed do that and hopefully soon joins the legions of breakers!

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good luck
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Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:51 pm

browsing the thuderpole website, i've noticed wing-mirror mounts - one of those would fit perfectly on my roof rack vertical supports at the front (i have one of those big expedition-stlye box-sectoin racks). it would also mean i only have to run a cable across the dash, up the windscreen and out the corner of the door, instead of all the way back through the vehicle to the gutter above the rear door. any opinions?
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always do it the easy way if anything goes wrong then its easly sorted


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