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2006 Taurus Wagon roof mount. (NMO) Jul 18th 2013, 23:55 1 412 on 18/7/13

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2006 Taurus Wagon roof mount. (NMO) W1CCA on 18/7/13
I'm trying to avoid drilling holes other than to put the tri-band antenna on the roof. I mainly want 2 meters, but my venerable old IC T8A still works well on all 3 bands and an occasional tri-band antenna installation will be the order of the day. The problem is, where to route the cable from the roof over the interior light and get that cable stealthily to the center console area where the permanent radio will reside. (I have Icom, Kenwood, and Alinco 2 meter monobanders. Obviously, I won't be running all at the same time.)

That said, has anyone any experience they can share to let me know how to run that cable and get the good life performance a roof mount is usually good for? I"ll be running a 5/8 wave straight unloaded vertical. But running that cable is giving me fits. So unfit me. Show me how to run that there cable.

Thanks in advance.

Mike
W1CCA@rocketmail.com

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