I can see the cable now, so this must be the 2 m antenna.No that's a mag mount
I have the plates on but am getting rid of them.
I have a separate 5" mag mount for a small HF antenna. It's a little ugly, so I only put it on when I need it.I can see the cable now, so this must be the 2 m antenna.
I was confused because you mentioned just above that you installed a 10 m antenna?
So I was expecting having a tuning coil at the base, that you might have then kept hidden under the trunk door...
Where did you then installed the 10 m antenna? Do you have any pics?
Note: In case you might consider installing a 12 V power line in your trunk for an amplifier or other tools,
I noticed the following video explaining how to put a wire connected directly to the battery (see from 7:48 to 12:00)
I am really getting a lot of RFI with my 2meter rig. The ammount of noise from the motor is really desensitizing my radio. Always looking for solutions!Follow up:
I got some RFI around 146 MHz and discovered that the wireless charging pad was creating it.
It doesn't matter if the phone is charging.
All I can do at this point is unplug the wireless pad when using the radio.
FYI it's the JEDA wireless charging pad. (the latest one without the data wires)
If anyone has experience with Nomad and has different RFI results, please advise. I suspect it is just generic to wireless charging.
I did the same thing mounting an Icom ID-5100 in my 2013 MS60 three years ago. I used the through the glass antenna from Larsen to avoid penetrating Tesla metal, and was able to dress the antenna feed line unobtrusively to where the control head is mounted in my frunk
Amateur Radio Station KK4C
Hey Bob, yes, it can be done. You have two options, the senter mount hitch, or custom make a side mount (just weld a 2" square to shoot off to the side with a second hitch) this allows hitch use while the antenna is mounted. That said, I have discovered the Comet HD series mounts work just fine for small - medium screwdrivers.I'd like to use a trailer hitch with a screwdriver antenna for HF. Has anyone done that on a Model X?
73, Bob WB2NVR
Many more then you would think. Not hard to install with a good radio shop. The main trick is be sure to use a relay off the ACC and 12V battery, then you are golden.Interesting stuff, been thinking of putting something in my car but don’t want to destroy it! I wonder how many hams are M3 owners.
73s to all...