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Old 11-05-12
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Default Where to mount the UHF aerial

Hi everyone.

Your help please.
I wish to install an UHF radio but I don't know what is the best way to mount an aerial.

I don't want to put a bracket between the bonnet and the guard as I have been told by the communications store that the brackets are not strong enough and I don't have a bullbar to hang one off. Roof mounting is also out of the question.

Is there another way of mounting an aerial? Where? What type of bracket etc?
Pictures from members that have a different style of aerial mount would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi everyone.

Your help please.
I wish to install an UHF radio but I don't know what is the best way to mount an aerial.

I don't want to put a bracket between the bonnet and the guard as I have been told by the communications store that the brackets are not strong enough

Grahame
That is a load of crap IMHO, had aerials large and small mounted with the bonnet z brackets without a problem
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Some guy posted pictures before on the forum of his spare wheel mount. Bit more effort in wiring but you can pop the rubber grommets in the floor and run the cable underneath the vehicle - tucked up in the chasis rails.

Without a bull bar, that's where I'd probably put it
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many Police Pajeros have aerials mounted with the bonnet and very large ones. My ex police Paj has mounting holes on the LHF guard from removed UHF mounting brackets. so not too worry.


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Hi everyone.

Your help please.
I wish to install an UHF radio but I don't know what is the best way to mount an aerial.

I don't want to put a bracket between the bonnet and the guard as I have been told by the communications store that the brackets are not strong enough and I don't have a bullbar to hang one off. Roof mounting is also out of the question.

Is there another way of mounting an aerial? Where? What type of bracket etc?
Pictures from members that have a different style of aerial mount would be greatly appreciated.

Grahame
Browsing the web I have seen a bracket that mounts on the front bumper, but didn't take too much notice as I have a bull bar fitted for mine

Try googling for antenna bracket for Pajero and maybe you can find it

good luck

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I have a bull bar on my NT but before I decided to get one I was looking at other aerial mounting options. I was concerned with the Z brackets mounting, not because they weren't strong enough but more from the possibility of rubbing against the bonnet paintwork.

I had finally decided on mounting off the spare wheel carrier on the back door. I have seen several Pajeros with aerials there and they seem solid and look pretty good. There is plenty of space and it just takes a bit more length of cable between the aerial and the radio.

But then the missus saw the value of the bull bar and the aerial is happily mounted to it.
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I wouldn't believe the comms install guy. Take a look here, there's plenty of brackets coming out from under the bonnet.

http://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum/...ghlight=aerial

http://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum/...7571#post27571
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Hi Grahame

I had a 1.5mm stainless steel z mount on my last vehicle for 6 years and that same bracket and 800mm antenna will shortly be on our current Pajero. The mount needs a small amount of bending to fit correctly. Is a personal choice but I prefer driver side mount as the antenna then misses more of the vegetation.

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Yep, salesman tellin stories again me thinks.

This has been on my NP since it was delivered in 2005 to a Dr in the Western District of Vic.
The vehicle has done 220,000 and I still use that same mount for my aerial.

Yep, stories are just that, stories.
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Thanks to everyone for their comments

I was over at TJM this morning and without prompting he said the Z brackets are not strong enough to carry an aerial spring. He also said that he has seen an aerial with a spring bend the guard itself.

The aerial I was thinking of installing was a GME AE4018K1. Without the spring it would be OK to mount on the guard.

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