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Antenna Window mount, under £3!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:10 pm
by essexRXer
Hi All,

I am now using an el-cheapo Mobile phone holder to support my Moxon and scan stick, it gives me the same height that I achieved when they were mounted on a pole. Now I have saved on coax length too!

The scan stick now performs better as I have trimmed the wire to imitate a dual band Ham antenna. It was a bit crap before then.

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Re: Antenna Window mount, under £3!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:49 pm
by m0lsx
Nice one. Those heavier duty things that glaziers etc use can also be modified to good effect.

For example £10 from Screwfix & ebay does some really cheap single cup ones for under £5.

http://www.screwfix.com/p/triple-cup-suction-lifter/7912P?kpid=7912P&cm_mmc=Google-_-Product%20Listing%20Ads-_-Sales%20Tracking-_-sales%20tracking%20url&gclid=CLvOwp__jNICFewy0wod6p0Mxg

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Tool station £2.98.
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p71791?mkwid=s3Z3fpJI3_dc&pcrid=142461465581&pkw=&pmt=&product=71791&gclid=CIaCg9v_jNICFcEp0wodwJUFDw

And Tool station does a Draper double cup for £5.65 & a triple for £8.99.

Re: Antenna Window mount, under £3!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:17 pm
by essexRXer
That's a good find Alan,

If this one perishes, I will pop off to Screw fix and get myself a triple pad!

Re: Antenna Window mount, under £3!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:02 pm
by stanogs68
what happens when the window cleaners come ! :huh:

Re: Antenna Window mount, under £3!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:51 pm
by essexRXer
stanogs68 wrote:what happens when the window cleaners come ! :huh:


They don't :biggrin:

However, if you pull the clip, it comes off the window.

Re: Antenna Window mount, under £3!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:57 pm
by M3SWL
What an excellent idea. I would love to have some sort of drawing how it went together. Would it hold a Watson2+70 about 3ft long.

Re: Antenna Window mount, under £3!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:34 pm
by stanogs68
it is a great idea :thumbup:

Re: Antenna Window mount, under £3!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:49 pm
by stanogs68
whats the best aerial mount that gets you off the wall clears the gutter but does not need to be really strong the aerial not that heavy ,t brackets are £17 pound are they not :huh: :sad: :sad:

Re: Antenna Window mount, under £3!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:29 pm
by m0lsx
What is the antenna & will it be on any sort of pole?
The weight of the antenna may not be much. But you try to hold even a few feet long antenna vertical in one hand at arms length for more than a few minutes, the pressure soon starts to show, then imagine that in varying wind conditions.
The advice as to what is best will vary antenna to antenna.

Re: Antenna Window mount, under £3!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:57 am
by stanogs68
its a diamond x-510n high gain colinear