Ed, I did look at my 40. Your hood is still your best option for a counterpoise IMO.
These will also allow you to avoid drilling into your beautiful 40. With the fact that I've seen your 40 with its rack completely consumed, I don't know if you'll have the luxury of a roof mount. Your antenna is absolutely key to performance, not so much the radio. I can talk near-line-of-sight on 5 watts between Prescott area and Mt. Lemmon, and I have a sub-par counterpoise. You don't get a whole lot better distance from a more powerful radio, but you certainly can with a properly installed antenna and feedline (coax).
- Mount the antenna on a trunk-lip mount on the hood on the non-flanged lip all the way back. The rear 4"-most area will hold the lip mount perfectly.
- Have a custom small bracket made that will bolt to the two through bolts on the hood latches on the hood (not on the body apron).
Last edited by pskhaat; 07-02-2007 at 03:53 AM.
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