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I use this antenna, for my IC-208H dual bander.
It is on an elevated feed.
The elevated feed is, on tab of nudge bar.

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I just like how, antenna is in centre of car.
It might not be perfect centre, but it is quite close.
Being a former stonemason, i have a thing about geometry.
If it is possible, i try to achieve a certain balance.

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That antenna ,on rear roof rack is ground independent.
It is connected to, my new Simoco commercial transceiver.
I use the front roof rack, for my Icom F2010.

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Exactly through , the centre of word " ESCAPE".
Three letters, on each side of antenna.
Right through centre, of "FORD" decal badge.
I LOVE IT! :lol:
 

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RyanRage said:
You're allowed antennas on the front of your vehicle in Australia? I know in the US, you're not allowed to have any obstruction of view such as that.
# Hello RyanRage. Yes, for some reason we are.
The cops, do not bat an eyelid.
I have, no idea why it is permitted.

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I will have to ask, my radio tech about that.
Shall give you feedback, on what he explains to me.
 

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You would not want to visit my place. The parking garage has an interior with only 6'ft clearance.
There are some parts of the underground where my No Bounds rack gets scraped. :(
I always try to stick to the deep end. :yes:
 

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Stone, I've seen pictures of other off-roaders down-under that have their antennas mounted on the grillguard like yours, but I've always wondered why. I know a little (but not a lot) about antenna patterns from my old Air Force radar days, and it seems to me that the ground plane of the vehicle roof would bend the emission pattern into a rearward elipse, where a rear-mounted antenna would pull the pattern toward the front, giving you more range in that direction. Maybe I've got it wrong, and the vehicle metal attenuates rather than deforms the pattern. Just curious.

-Dave
 

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I tend to see them mounted at the far passenger side, on the grille guard, as a marker for how wide their car is when going through tight trails. The centre mount does give that certain symmetrical look though.
 
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