VEHICULAR RADIO ASSEMBLY Continued
ANTENNA. There are four methods to tie down an antenna: (1) staydown clamp. (2) snapfree clamp, (3) staydown clip,
and (4) snapfree clip.
Use the following method to tie down an antenna when it is necessary that the antenna
remain tied down when it hits a stationary object.
Make sure that tip cap has been installed to the top
tip of antenna element.
Slide clamp/clip of tiedown to middle of top antenna
element. Make sure antenna is secured under clamp.
Pull antenna down until It forms a 450 60° angle
with the ground. The distance from the tip cap to the
ground must be more than 7 feet.
Using rope, tie down to vehicle. Never cross
antenna elements when more than one antenna Is being
For best communication results. untie
antenna(s) when stationary. Let it stand up straight.
SNAPFREE CLAMP. Use the procedure above when it is necessary that the antenna snaps free when it hits a stationary
object. Refer to the following illustration.