Notes about the photos above...
- 1... A studio photo of our Super Gripper Magnetic Mount
- 2... The Super Gripper on the roof of a Vauxhall Frontera, shown with a Mini Springer
- 3... The Super Gripper on the roof of a Vauxhall Frontera, from another angle
- 4... The Super Gripper on the roof of a Vauxhall Frontera, from another angle
- 5... Vinyl roof is no problem for the Super Gripper, shown with a Large Springer
- 6... Roof mounted Super Gripper, shown with a Large Thunderpole Orbitor
- 7... Super Gripper with Mini Springer on the bonnet of a classic Range Rover
- 8... Super Gripper with "Modulator" Aerial (available to order) on a farm machine
The Super Gripper magnetic mount included in our package is a high quality and very strong 7 inch diameter mag with a rubber boot to prevent scratches and a moulded stud where the aerial screws in and the cable comes out (better resistance to water than the cheap type with washers etc).
Unlike most mounts, the magmount does not need to make a metal-to-metal connection, as long as the piece of metal you want to put it on is at least a couple of feet wide and long, then it should work fine. This means that it can be fixed onto bonnets as well as roofs.
Obviously, magnets won't stick to alluminium but...
There are two solutions for Defender, Range Rover and series Land Rovers :
- 1 - Most Defenders, Range Rovers and series Land Rovers have steel bonnets - put the magmount there
- 2 - If you have access to the underside of your roof (i.e. without headlining) you can have another magnet underneath the roof, below the magnet on top of the roof, and these will "clamp" the roof (their magnetic attraction will pull them towards each other - with your roof in the middle) and hold on fine.
This is a method I have used a few times putting in temporary setups in mates' work 90's, for some CB-enabled offroading (much more fun than without CB's!).
The magmount is an obvious choice if you have a steel roofed vehicle (Discovery, Suzuki, Trooper etc) or maybe just want to have a temporary "fit it when you need it" CB system.
Just plonk it on the roof, bring the cable in through a window or door jam - if it' going to be a permanent fixture it may help if you slit the door rubber slightly just to make a space for the cable to sit in, this relieves some of the pressure on the cable when the door is closed, and also helps to keep the cable in place so it doesn't "flop out" when the door is opened.
Our Super Gripper magmount comes with a rubber "bung" that pushes into female thread so you can remove the aerial and still keep it watertight.
Note : To correctly set up an aerial on this mount, you will need an SWR meter. Info - although for magmounts this is not as crucial as all other mounts, as you don't have to worry about a metal-to-metal earth with a magmount.