Extreme NMO – Subaru, Silver and the 60″ Whip

Extreme NMO – Subaru, Silver and the 60″ Whip

A reinforced Subaru through-hole NMO installation using silver epoxy and a metal plate stiffener accommodates the 62 inch Diamond SG7900A dual-band mobile antenna.

Antenna Measurements on Taurus 2m Whip

Antenna Measurements on Taurus 2m Whip

Return Loss and SWR measurements of a permanent 2m whip installation mid-roof of a Ford Taurus. The effect of doors is shown.

NMO Through-Hole Mobile Antenna Installation

NMO Through-Hole Mobile Antenna Installation

Highlights from the installation of a 3/8 inch NMO permanent mount into a 1998 Ford Taurus rooftop.

Laird NMO Mobile Antenna Mounts

Laird NMO Mobile Antenna Mounts

Two NMO through-hole antenna mount parts, the Laird MBO and MABO, were prototyped to help down select the choice of 3/8″ or 3/4″ hole. The opinions of engineers, machinists and others were obtained.

NMO Mobile Antenna Mount Options

NMO Mobile Antenna Mount Options

It’s time to replace my mag mount antenna and go “through hole” with my Mobile Antenna. NMO seems to be the way to go. Reviewed are some candidates from brand name to no name.