ID-880H in the jeep

Tonight was a successful ham radio night….the 880 I bought from fellow ham WC9V was installed without incident in my daily driver jeep yj. I’m using a 1/2 wave antenna mounted on the spare tire rack. Finding a suitable antenna mounting position on a jeep is no easy task. My usual plan of drilling a hole and installing an nmo mount was to going to work. It’s going to be nice to be back on DSTAR and the local repeaters during my commute!
Michael Brown, KG9DW, is a regular contributor to and writes from Illinois, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “ID-880H in the jeep”

  • John KD4RN:

    Been there with mounting on a Jeep Wrangler.. I had tried mounting to the back of the spare tire (where the spare mounts to the back gate door)… The only problem was if I had to carry something long and rolled the back window up to let something stick out the back…. the antenna was always in the way, being in the center.

    I ended up moving it and mounting the antenna off the roof rack support which came down next to the front windshield. That worked much better… and out of the way.

  • w3fis:

    My son mounted a CB antenna with an after-market adapter that fit under the lens of one of the tail lamps, FWIIW.

    73 /paul W3FIS

  • Jerry VE6CPP:

    Have a Jeep Cherokee Sport (XJ). One of the rarer ones with the outside spare tire carrier (in these parts anyway!) I have mounted a 6′ Mast and ran 6n2M loops off of it ! More of a problem finding places to ‘mount the Rig rather than antenna’s’ !

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