Heavy Duty Antenna Mounts for Mobile Ham Radios
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Heavy duty pocket brackets use an expanding wedge action to lock it into the pocket. It is Necessary for the pocket to have sidewalls down inside for the wedges to push against. If you have open space and a cup in the bottom of your pocket , this bracket will not work for you.
The solid brass quick disconnect has the 3/8-24 thread in the top for your antenna. Extra nuts and centers for multiple antennas' can be found on the accessories page.
A grounding screw is located close to the signal hook up for an easy place to ground the shielding.
Heavy duty stake pocket bracket with pedestal mount and ring terminal connection
Model # 901
SO-239 connector is super strong and cannot pull apart. It will hold any size antenna you care to put on the mount.
Solid brass Fold Over works as a quick disconnect. One turn of the nut lays the antenna over and about three more turns takes it off.
Extra nuts for multiple antennas' on the one mount are available on the accessories page.
Heavy duty stake pocket bracket with Quick disconnect and SO-239 connection
Model # 904
Heavy duty stake pocket bracket with pedestal and SO-239 connection
Model # 902
HOW TO INSTALL AND REMOVE STAKE POCKET BRACKET
Installation is a series of steps, quick and simple.
Loosen the four outside bolts but only 1/4 to 1/2 turn, don’t need much.
Adjust the bracket to it's smallest size.
If the bracket is to large for the stake hole, then remove the expansion
plate attached to wedge. The plate is required for the new extra-large
trucks made today and is not required on most trucks.
Pick the hole you want and direction to face ( inboard or out) and start
tightening the center screw. As the bracket starts to tighten, wiggle
the bracket around so it will settle into the shape of the stake hole.
Continue tightening until satisfied. As you tighten all of the pressure is
contained in the top plate. There is no downward pressure onto the
truck bed at all.
Tighten down the four outside bolts to totally secure the top plate.
After the bolts are tight, grab hold of plate and give one last hard shake.
If anything moves, tighten the center bolt some more. It will not benecessary to loosen the outside bolts at this point, but instead check that they are still tight after tightening the center.
Removal is just as easy but requires a hammer or something like it.
Loosen the four outside bolts but only 1/2 turn, don’t need much.
Unscrew the center screw until it sticks up about 3/4 of an inch or so.
Tap on the screw until it goes down with however much force it takes,
which in most cases has proven to be not that much.
The bracket will lift straight up and out of the hole with no problem. If still
tight simply loosen the center screw more to make the bracket smaller.
Also if for some reason it was needed, ( bed liner, etc.) the mount plate can be as much as
1/2 inch above the truck bed and still work.
Heavy duty stake pocket bracket with fold over mount and SO-239 connection
Model # 906
Heavy duty stake pocket bracket with fold over mount and ring terminal connection
Model # 905
Heavy duty stake pocket bracket with Quick disconnect mount and ring terminal connection
Model # 903
The pedestal mount is 1-1/2 inches in diameter and has the 3/8-24 threaded hole in the top for the antenna. 4-1/2 inches between the center of the pocket and the antenna.
Model # 907
This is an extended version of the heavy duty stake pocket bracket.
Six inches between the center of the pocket and the antenna.
If all you have is a cup in the bottom. I can custom make you one with longer wedges to catch the cup in the bottom and around the top. Go to the custom order page and give me the measurements needed for construction.