Comet HD-5 3/8-24 Mobile Antenna Mounts are heavy-duty lip mounts that feature a 3/8-24 threaded socket to accept your small screwdriver type, helically-wound whips, mono-band collinear antennas, and other 3/8-24 stud mount antennas.
Universal adjustable lip mount, 16′ deluxe cable assembly with 3/8-24/PL-259 connectors. Quality appearance and low loss coax cable assembly. Installs easily in only minutes to virtually any lip on a vehicle. Trunk lid, truck rear doors, SUV and van rear doors, hood lip, etc… Does not damage expensive and/or leased vehicles.
Power specs for Comet HD-5 3/8-24 mobile lip mount:
- Footprint: 3.75″ x 1.1″
- Max Power: HF: 200W SSB
- VHF: 75W FM
- UHF: 50W FM
Mount adjusts in 3 planes. The first 18 inches of coax is mini RG-188A/U type allowing easy entry through the weather seal into the vehicle without causing wind noise, water leaks or coax damage. The coax balance is low loss, 3/8-24 threaded socket to accept the antenna coax terminates in a PL-259 connector. The PL-259 disassembles for easier routing or to shorten the coax length. Soft rubber pad protects the vehicle paint, 4 large set screws hold the mount firmly in place
A note about Comet coax:
“The mini coax is neither RG-188 nor RG-174… it is actually 1.5D-QEFV Japanese coax. Comet states it is ‘RG-174 type’ coax because they have similar loss and diameter specifications. Initially RG-188 was used in comparison but was changed to the RG-174 comparison because they are more similar. The balance of the coax is Japanese 3.5D-QEFV. There is no ‘RG’ equivalent to 3.5D-QEFV. RG-58 connectors will not fit the 3.5D-QEFV coax, the Comet coax has a larger outside diameter and a larger central core and has about 30 percent less loss than RG-58. All of the coax cables produced by Comet use the Comet (Japanese) low loss coax.” – Mick Stwertnik – NCG Company