VIDEO 2: Removing a motorized HF antenna and "layover" feature.
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This video shows the black anodized version (Series 11) of the UHAM-100 antenna mount and the optional second antenna mount (SAM-100). The bare aluminum version (Series 12) is identical in every way exept for the finish. Please note that the Series 11 has been replaced with the Series 14 with powder coated paint in any of 5 standard colors. All other specifications and performance are the same and accurately portrayed in the video.
You can see how quick and easy it is to remove even the largest motorized HF antenna. The antenna in the video is a Hi-Q Antennas model 5/160RT motorized HF antenna with a 5-inch diameter loading coil and capacity hat. The smaller antenna behind the screwdriver is a 1/4 wave 6 meter antenna mounted to the optional second antenna mount ("SAM-100").
The video also shows how to get into your trunck if the antenna blocks doing so (as in my case), using the "layover" feature. You simply remove the antenna and place it in the "V" clamp which securely holds the antenna at approximately a 45 degree angle.
It takes approximately 20 seconds to remove the antenna or to rest the antenna in the "V" clamp so you can get into your trunk. You do not need to remove the screwdriver motor and turns counter cable as long as you have several inches of slack coming out of your vehicle. How easy is that!
The setup shown in the video allows me to operate, with the two antennas shown, from 6 to 160 meters with a capacity hat 12 inches above the loading coil. With this setup I am able to drive into my garage which has the standard, rather low, garage door heighth.