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Darrel's Kitfox - SS7
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Date:  12-29-2018
Number of Hours:  4.50
Manual Reference:  None
Brief Description:  Began installing antennas and ELT

Began fine tuning where antennas and transmitting components will be mounted. Thanks to Jim for leading the way and being willing to share his approach and answers to the issues.

Decided to mount the VHF antenna (di-pole) in the VT. Set it back about 1/4 inch from the OML of the VT and clear of the metal parts. Once rough install was complete, hooked it up to a hand held radio and was able to listen to Dulles approach control and the responding traffic. Installed in this location, it will necessitate extra care when installing the HT and elevator but I don't believe any wild and crazy effort will be needed.

The ELT was mounted on a factory installed (re-purposed) antenna base as shown in the pictures.
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VHF antenna first fit

VHF antenna first fit

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ELT base and mount install

ELT base and mount install

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ELT complete

ELT complete

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