TNX for the info. I would not be interested in CB band on the bike ... .I would do 2 meters or 144/440 mhz.stickyfingers said:And I know of no dual banders that cover from 27 Mhz to 440 Mhz. )......
You might check the MARC (motorcycle amature radio club)http://www.ba-marc.org/ web page, maybe you can find some good info there or from the members who ride bikes and are Amature Radio Ops..DomPA894 said:Does anyone know of a source for a gl1800 CB radio-like antenna for ham radio use?
I'd hate to drill a hole in the trunk lid for a 2 meter or 146/440 ham antenna ...
Thanks in advance.
GL_Bob said:I removed both anntenna whips from the foldovers, they just unscrew with a little effort, and drilled and tapped the foldovers to 3/8 x 24 thread. Now I can use just about any antenna I want.
Yes the motorcycle cover does fit over the antenna, it folds flat over the passengar back rest, similar in operation to the Honda antennas.VE7RY said:Nice, but does the cover fit over the antenna? and does it fold over. I still would not do that to my rack, and the install represents a elevated ground by about 1/4 wavelength, not a good practice. You state the side mounted antenna to be poorly grounded, not true unless you did not remove the paint from the strap. BTW I have worked in the radio department of our local telco since 1980 on everything from dc to light literaly, I have some idea of what I speak. Grounding is probably the most important part of a good radio system.