Installation Information

PDF DOWNLOADS – ANTENNA INSTALLATIONS

PLEASE NOTE: Before starting any mobile install go to Alan Applegate’s Website HERE.
It is a “MUST SEE LEARNING EXPERIENCE”. You will thank yourself for doing so!!!

INTERNET LINKS – ANTENNA INSTALLATIONS

   Fred Kemmerer / AB1OC

Here is an excellent Radio, Amp, and Antenna install article done by Fred Kemmerer.

   Mike Fedler / N6TWW

Mike Fedler installs a Scorpion antenna on his vehicle. A very nice little video.

   Frank / KI4NIL

Frank installs a ground mounted Scorpion Antenna in his backyard. Another very well done video.

Please remember our SA-680 shorty antenna weighs 13 pounds.
Our SA-680 and our 160 meter antenna weighs 18 pounds.
The Scorpion antenna line requires a RIDGID MOUNT!

A FEW HELPFUL TIPS ON MOUNTING

A six inch piece of threaded rod “3/4 -10 TPI is supplied at the base of the antenna for mounting, 4 inches of the threaded rod has been screwed into the base just in case more is needed during the install process. Our antennas will need to have bonding straps “tin plated preferred” tied to the counterpoise screws at the bottom of the antenna and bonded to the vehicle. We Recommend for your antenna mount using nothing smaller than 2″ by 2″ by 3/16″ wall thickness….square tube for all right angle mounts that are attached to the frame of the vehicle and extend out to the side of the vehicle.

Please do not take a chance with a lighter or smaller mounting material for your mount. It could possibly break off and go through someones wind shield !

Please visit our PHOTO GALLERY and MOBILE MOUNTS for more ideas. For home mounting of our antenna’s we have a Stainless Steel Pipe Adaptor with 1″ pipe thread on one end and 3/4″ standard bolt thread on the other. This adaptor is for stationary mounting at home or camping only. DO NOT USE THIS ADAPTOR FOR MOBILE USE. Heavy wall threaded pipe “Electrical or Plumbing type” of your choice can be screwed into our stainless pipe adaptor. The antenna mounting stud is 3/4″ by 10 TPI and screws into the other end of our stainless Pipe Adaptor.

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