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I was thinking about mounting a VHF antenna in the same location as shown in this link: http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showt...na-trunk-mount

However, since the bodywork is plastic (or fiberglass), what are the chances of getting a working ground plane to this location and having it actually work? Would a grounding wire be enough? It'll have to be a wire since this part of the trunk lid is on hinges..... I'm only running 2 to 3 watts @ 150MHz, and the antenna will be light weight and about 18" long. What are your thoughts?
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Should be some way to doi it, there's VHF antennas on fabric aircraft and composite airframes. I'd offer more, but the link wouldn't open for me...got the famous "Oops, link seems to be broken" message.
 

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i got the famous " link not found " when i tried
 

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I guess it depends on your future plans for the bike's trunk, e.g. spoiler and rack. I'm not sure if that small mount would benefit much in regard to forming a suitable ground plane though. If you never plan on carrying a rack bag, perhaps a solid plate attached to a trunk rack would do a better job.
 
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