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"BKT-HondaRL" Multiple HF-VHF-UHF Antenna Mounts

Bolt-on multi-antenna brackets for Honda Ridgeline trucks that bolt to the front upper pair of Honda factory tie down brackets, above Honda or aftermarket bed covers - NO DRILLING REQUIRED and LOOK FACTORY INSTALLED!

Either model can fit at least 1-3 HF/V/UHF antennas and both are 51" long x 4" wide with 1-5/8" tall sides.  Available in buffed aluminum or 5 powder coated finishes. Very unique, there is nothing else like them! They can be used with the bed covers open or closed.

  • BKT-HondaRL-1: "Standard model" for essentially any size HF/V/UHF mobile antennas - up to medium sized HF screwdriver/motorized antennas.
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  • BKT-HondaRL-2: "HF super duty" model for one medium to large HF screwdriver/motorized antenna that can mount into a 3/4" diameter hole with a 11/16" panel thickness, in addition to at least two more HF/V/UHF antennnas - up to medium sized HF screwdriver/motorized antennas in the middle and right side positions.


Information on Both "HondaRL" Models 1 & 2

(a) Number of Antennas & Radio Precaution

Generally, up to 3 antennas can be used with either of the BKT models – there is actually space for up to 5 antennas. Here are some suggestions for installing multiple antennas so that they will not interfere with each other or cause harm to other radios.These suggestions apply to ANY multiple antenna installation, whether or not it uses our "BKT" mount.

  • If you connect multiple antennas to one radio, you may need to use a combiner/duplexer/ band pass filters if your radio does not have an antenna jack for each band. Combiners/duplexers are readily available from ham radio dealers.  
  • If you use multiple radios with multiple antennas it is VERY IMPORTANT to ensure that transmitting on one radio and antenna does not affect or damage another receiver connected to another nearby antenna. You can use band pass filters or band rejection filters and other means to help limit the amount of RF that can get into a receiver when another radio is transmitting. This is NOT an issue if you have one radio for all antennas.

(b) Antenna Bases Mounting Clearance - Above Bed Liners 

You can use your own compatible antenna bases or our interchangeable bases - we are now offering our various compatible antenna bases on either model, and these are offered at a shipping discount if ordered with either HondaRL model. We can drill various diameter holes for you, for your antenna base or you can easily drill them yourself; the panel thickness for antenna bases is 3/16 inch. Please note there is limited clearance below the HondaRL with antenna bases that have an SO239 coax connector on the bottom, if you have the Honda factory or an aftermarket bed cover. This is not an issue with most antenna bases that have the coax coming out of the bottom of the antenna base without an SO239 connector. If your base, like ours, has an SO239 connector at the bottom you will likely need to install a PL259 elbow adapter to minimize the "stickdown" of your coax plug.

To enable you to determine if our antenna bases will clear your particular bed cover we have provided the diagram below to help you measure from the reference point at the top of the upper front Honda tie down brackets. The diagram shows the distance that a PL259 elbow  extends below the TOP of the upper pair of Honda factory tie down brackets  - a good reference point you can use without having to purchase a HondaRL. If you do NOT have a COVER, there is no clearance issue. The diagram applies to both models, except for the ONE hole in the "HF HD RL-2" model on the drivers' side for mounting larger HF antennas. Please note that the measurements are with an OPTIONAL PL259 elbow in order to minimize the distance below the mount - measured with our PL259 ELBOW or you can use your own (all are basically the same size).

(c) Specifications (Both Models) 

  • Material of construction: 6061 aluminum.
  • Hardware: 18-8 stainless steel 1/2 and 3/8 inch bolts &  three 1/4 inch grounding bolts.
  • Finishes: Standard hand buffed aluminum. Optional powder coat (black, red, white, blue and clear coat) - we mask off the critical areas around the holes to provide an excellent bare metal to bare metal contact for good grounding and performance.
  • Dimensions: 4 inches wide x 51 inches long x 1-5/8 inches tall
  • Transmit Power: QRP, 100 watts or whatever your antenna and type of antenna base can withstand.
  • Where Used: mobile
  • Antenna Bases:
    • Model RL-1: can be ordered with 1 or more holes drilled by us, or you can easily drill them yourself; panel thickness 3/16 inches (NO holes drilled unless you order below)
    • Model RL-2: comes with ONE (1) 3/4 inch diameter hole with panel thickness 11/16 inches on driver side end only; rest of mounting area 3/16 inch thick and other holes can be ORDERED BELOW 
    • choice of interchangeable bases - see list below under Antenna Bases for each model

(d) Installation Procedures

Both models bolt to the front upper pair of Honda factory tie-down brackets, using the 1/2 inch stainless steel bolts that we provide. Simple and easy to do. NO DRILLING INSTALLATION!

(e) More Information and Manuals 

To download the product installation instructions, click > MANUALS. To view the warranty click > WARRANTY . Our PRODUCT GUIDE lists all of our products, where they can be used and what types of antennas they fit. You may find that our PRICE LIST  is handy if you would like a quick view of all of our product costs, including accessories, options and parts.

To learn more about the specific features of each model, accessories and options, and to order, please read on below.




BKT_HondaRL-1: "Standard" Model

The standard model ("RL-1") is designed to hold at least one to three HF/V/UHF antennas, of any size up to small to medium sized HF antennas. Below is a list of the types of antennas that can be mounted with the standard "Model RL-1":

Compatible Antennas

  • Essentially ANY mobile VHF - UHF (6m and above); includes GMRS and commercial bands
  • Small HF: "ham sticks", Huster loading coil, Outbacker "wonder lead", manually tuneable (Super Antennas MP1, MFJ-1624), etc.
  •  Small/medium HF screwdriver / motorized: High Sierra Sidekick, Tarheel Little Tarheel, Super Antennas MP2, etc.
  • CB radio (11m band): essentially any mobile CB antenna

If you are not sure if your antenna will work, please CONTACT US  for a speedy reply.

Antenna Bases

You might also be interested in the following antenna bases that will work with this item.  For more details, click on the link. These can be ordered below - we provide a significant shipping discount if bases are ordered with a mount.

  • Antenna Bases : Interchangeable antenna bases that fit this mount; all fit a 3/4 inch diameter hole. Notice the nicely machined weatherproof heavy-duty nuts! Please be sure to order the hole(s) you want  - or you can easily drill them yourself.

 Options

 You might be interested in the following options for this mount. To order these options, click on the link below.

  • SHUNT-100 : weatherproof adjustable HF load inductor for 160-10m, which bolts directly to the CLAMP150.

  • Various cables and connectors: "real deal" Amphenol PL259 connectors and adapters, as well as other coax fittings. See Cables and Connectors .

To order the "RL-1 (std. model)" scroll down after the photos.

Product Photos.

The following are just a few of the photos that we have on our products, to illustrate some of the key features and installation ideas for this item.

PHOTO BELOW: What you get - shown in black powder coat (available in buffed aluminum and five powder coat colors).

PHOTO BELOW: Dimensions, antenna mounting locations, alternate ground points (in addition to grounding via mounting bolts) and SHUNT100 mounting diagram.

PHOTOS BELOW (2): Install on Ridgeline - looks factory installed! Shown with small HF screwdriver and two V/UHF antennas. Note how the BKT clears the Honda bed cover. 

 

PHOTO BELOW: Closeup of  left end of BKT: "RL-1" mounting plate (a), Honda tie-down brackets (b) and spacer (c) that raises BKT above cover.

PHOTO BELOW: Under side of powder coated BKTs is bare aluminum for excellent antenna base grounding - ATTENTION TO DETAILS. The panel thickness here is 3/16". The right end mounting bracket and large stainless steel washer for under the Honda bracket are also shown (not shown: spacer)>

For many additional photos, please visit our  PHOTO GALLERY ("Product Photos" & "Customer Photos" sections).  


ORDER HERE: "standard" BKT-HondaRL-1

You can order below: (1) Select finish, then (2) Select holes to drill (if any), then (3) antenna bases, lastly (4) options you may want. Prices and shipping are shown below.

We offer DISCOUNTS if you order three (3) or more items (mix and match). For a FAST QUOTE fill out our QUOTE FORM . For shipping information click > SHIPPING (Worldwide) . Please note that shipping is expensive as this is a L-O-N-G item!

Solution Graphics

(1)  FIRST, order the RL-1 finish: buffed aluminum ($180.00) - powder coated ($235.00) 

 United States Customers: Shipping $49.00, shipping each additional $45.00

Finish

Canadian Customers: Shipping $59.00, shipping each additional $55.00

Finish

International Customers: Please contact us for a FAST QUOTE , since this is a L-O-N-G item and requires additional shipping costs.


(2)  SECOND, order any holes you want us to drill ($2.00 per hole, 1-3 holes) - United States, Canadian & International Customers - SAME PRICE to DRILL HOLES - please order holes or select "NO HOLE" below:

Model "RL-1" does not come with any drilled antenna holes, but you can easily do this yourself. All MOUNTING holes are already drilled. If you would like us to drill any antenna holes, please order them below.

Order predrilling of holes (0-3) by locations (L, M, R): NONE, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 inch diameter.

  • Please refer to the diagram above for the hole locations (L, M, R) - the directions are from the perspective of looking at the BKT from the back of the truck, facing forward. For example, in "right hand drive countries (e.g. North America), the left (L) hole is the drivers side.
  • For all countries, it is recommended that the largest / longest antenna be mounted on the DRIVER SIDE for overhead clearance reasons (in left hand drive countries this is the "R" location). If you do not see your hole diameter shown, please CONTACT US - we can drill any antenna hole diameter up to 1 inch.

Specify LEFT (L) HOLE (even if "NONE" requested): If you order one of our antenna bases there is no charge to drill the hole, please select "for REP Design Base"

Hole L diameter
Specify MIDDLE (M) HOLE (even if "NONE" requested): If you order one of our antenna bases there is no charge to drill the hole, please select "for REP Design Base"
Hole M diameter
Specify RIGHT (R) HOLE (even if "NONE" requested): If you order one of our antenna bases there is no charge to drill the hole, please select "for REP Design Base"
Hole R diameter


(3)  THIRD, order one or more antenna bases: REDUCED SHIPPING if ordered with compatible mount.

Antenna Bases - Group 2 (3/8x24 Stud, SO239, NMO): REDUCED SHIPPING if ordered with compatible mount.

United States Customers: Shipping $2.00, shipping each additional $2.00 

Select antenna base(s):
Canadian Customers: Shipping $3.00, shipping each additional $3.00
Select antenna base(s):


(4)  FOURTH, order options if desired (not required) - click on the links below to go to the options ordering pages:

You might also be interested in the following options that will work with this item. Click on the links for each option for details and to order them. We offer a discount if you order three (3) or more of one or multiple products, click > QUANTITY DISCOUNT .

  • CNCT-PL259-WXQD  : weatherproof quick-disconnect for your coax.
  • Cables and Connectors  : check out our new listings for cables and highg-quality Amphenol PL259 connectors, "the real deal".
  • SHUNT-100 : weatherproof adjustable HF load inductor for 160-10m.

 




BKT_HondaRL-2: "HF hd" Model

The "HF hd"  model ("RL-2")  is designed to hold one medium to large HF screwdriver / motorized antenna on the driver's side (this one 3/4 inch hole is drilled standard) and at least one to two additional HF/V/UHF antennas up to a small to medium sized HF antenna (order additional holes below). Below is a list of the types of antennas that can be mounted with the "HF HD" "Model RL-2":

Compatible Antennas

The "RL-2" model can be used with the following antennas.

  • DRIVER'S (LEFT) SIDE: There is a pre-drilled 3/4 inch diameter hole on all "RL-2's" for medium to larger HF screwdriver / motorized antennas  - the panel thickness here is 11/16 inch. You might need to use a longer antenna base bolt if your antenna comes with a bolt designed for a thinner panel thickness such as 1/2". We sell longer bolts and an SO239 adapter (see Options below). The following are types of antennas that will fit the pre-drilled "RL-2" model on the drivers side:

    • Medium HF screwdriver / motorized (base diameter to 2 inches): High Sierra HS1500, HS1800; Hi Q (all except "ruggedized"); Tarheel full sized, etc.
    • Large HF screwdriver / motorized (base dia. 2 - 3 inches): Hi Q Antennas "ruggedized" models, etc.
    • Ex. Lg. HF Screwdriver / Motorized (base dia. 3 - 4 inches): Scorpion Antennas models

  • MIDDLE & PASSENGER (RIGHT) POSITIONS: Can be used with one to two additional HF/V/UHF antennas, of any size up to small to medium sized HF antennas - the panel thickness here is 3/16 inch. The following are types of antennas that will fit these positions - please note we do NOT drill holes in these two locations unless ordered below. You can easily drill the holes yourself as the material is aluminum.

    • Essentially ANY mobile VHF - UHF (6m and above); includes GMRS and commercial bands
    • Small HF: "ham sticks", Huster loading coil, Outbacker "wonder lead", manually tuneable (Super Antennas MP1, MFJ-1624), etc.
    •  Small/medium HF screwdriver / motorized: High Sierra Sidekick, Tarheel Little Tarheel, Super Antennas MP2, etc.
    • CB radio (11m band): essentially any mobile CB antenna

If your antenna requires a mount that has two points of support (e.g. High Sierra and Tarheel full sized modesl, Hi Q "standard" 5/160, etc.), then you may want to use our optional UHAM-150  universal fit adjustable mount, which bolts to the 3/4" hole pre-drilled for a larger HF antenna. This also requires a "UHAM150 mounting kit for RL-2". If you are not sure if your antenna will work, please CONTACT US  for a speedy reply.            

Please note that only ONE HOLE is pre-drilled on the driver's (left) end for a medium to larger HF screwdriver / motorized antennas. Be sure your antenna bases are able to mount into a panel thicknesses mentioned above. You can drill antenna holes anywhere between the HF antenna hole and the two bolts on top of the BKT on the far end - the diagram below shows suggested locations and the locations that we drill at if ordered. We also sell ANTENNA BASES  that work with the BKT, as shown below.

Antenna Bases

You might also be interested in the following antenna bases that will work with this item.  For more details, click on the link. These can be ordered below - we provide a significant shipping discount if bases are ordered with a mount.

  • Antenna Bases : Interchangeable antenna bases that fit this mount; all fit a 3/4 inch diameter hole. Notice the nicely machined weatherproof heavy-duty nuts! Please be sure to order the hole(s) you want  - or you can easily drill them yourself.

  • Longer Bolts : Check out our PARTS page for longer bolts and other items. 

 Options

 You might be interested in the following options for the "RL-2". To order these options, click on the link below.

  • UHAM-150 : universal fit adjustable mount with TWO POINTS OF ATTACHMENT, for "any  brand" of HF motorized/screwdriver antenna with a base diameter of 2 inches or less.. This also requires a "UHAM150 mounting kit for RL-2".

  • SHUNT-100 : weatherproof adjustable HF load inductor for 160-10m, which bolts directly to the CLAMP150.

  • Various cables and connectors: "real deal" Amphenol PL259 connectors and adapters, as well as other coax fittings. See Cables and Connectors .

 

To order the "RL-2 (HF hd)" scroll down after the photos.

Product Photos.

The following are just a few of the photos that we have on our products, to illustrate some of the key features and installation ideas for this item.

PHOTOS BELOW (3): Photo 1> What you get - shown in black powder coat (available in buffed aluminum and five powder coat colors). The only difference in the "RL-2" model is that the left mounting plate is longer (see second photo) and a 3/4 inch hole is drilled in this plate and the corresponding part in the top of the BKT, to form a reinforced area for mounting a larger HF screwdriver / motorized antenna (top photo does not show the two spacers that are included). Photo 2> Partially assembled left end of the RL-2; the bolt with solder lug and loose hardware is the ground point for the coax shield . Photo 3> Two solder lugs (included) for connecting your coax to your HF antenna (the insulating wafer and hardware shown may come with your antenna and are NOT INCLUDED with the BKT).

PHOTO BELOW: Dimensions, antenna mounting locations, alternate ground points (in addition to grounding via mounting bolts) and SHUNT100 mounting diagram. On the "RL-2" model, we drill HOLE "L" (3/4" diameter) as a standard feature, but no additional antenna holes are drilled unless ordered below. If you live in a left hand drive country, you can simply rotate the BKT so this hole is on the right (driver's) end.

PHOTO BELOW: Optional SHUNT100  HF load inductor mounted on either model of the BKT. Can also be mounted on the other end, as the flat plate can be rotated.

For many additional photos, please visit our  PHOTO GALLERY ("Product Photos" & "Customer Photos" sections).  

 


ORDER HERE: "HF hd" BKT-HondaRL-2

You can order below: (1) Select finish, then (2) Select holes to drill (if any), then (3) antenna bases, lastly (4) options you may want. Prices and shipping are shown below.

 

We offer DISCOUNTS if you order three (3) or more items (mix and match). For a FAST QUOTE fill out our QUOTE FORM . For shipping information click > SHIPPING (Worldwide) . Please note that shipping is expensive as this is a L-O-N-G item!

Solution Graphics

(1)  FIRST, order the RL-2 finish: buffed aluminum ($190.00) - powder coated ($245.00) + Shipping

United States Customers: Shipping $49.00, shipping each additional $45.00

Finish

Canadian Customers: Shipping $59.00, shipping each additional $55.00

Finish

International Customers: Please contact us for a FAST QUOTE , since this is a L-O-N-G item and requires additional shipping costs.


(2)  SECOND, order any "RL-2" holes you want us to drill ($2.00 per hole, 1-3 holes) - United States, Canadian & International Customers - SAME PRICE to DRILL HOLES - please order holes or select "NO HOLE" below:

Model "RL-1" does not come with any drilled antenna holes, but you can easily do this yourself. All MOUNTING holes are already drilled. If you would like us to drill any antenna holes, please order them below.

Order predrilling of holes (0-3) by locations (L, M, R): NONE, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 inch diameter.

  • Please refer to the diagram above for the hole locations (L, M, R) - the directions are from the perspective of looking at the BKT from the back of the truck, facing forward. For example, in "right hand drive countries (e.g. North America), the left (L) hole is the drivers side.
  • For all countries, it is recommended that the largest / longest antenna be mounted on the DRIVER SIDE for overhead clearance reasons (in left hand drive countries this is the "R" location). If you do not see your hole diameter shown, please CONTACT US - we can drill any antenna hole diameter up to 1 inch.

LEFT (L) HOLE  (standard 3/4") - Comes predrilled in ALL "RL-2" Models. This is the "drivers side" (please note this is the "right side" if ordered for left hand drive countries).

Specify MIDDLE (M) HOLE (even if "NONE" requested): If you order one of our antenna bases there is no charge to drill the hole, please select "for REP Design Base"

Hole M diameter
Specify RIGHT (R) HOLE (even if "NONE" requested): If you order one of our antenna bases there is no charge to drill the hole, please select "for REP Design Base"
Hole R diameter


(3)  THIRD, order one or more antenna bases: REDUCED SHIPPING if ordered with compatible mount.

Antenna Bases - Group 3 (3/8x24 Stud, AntMtg Kit, SO239, NMO): REDUCED SHIPPING if ordered with compatible mount.

United States Customers: Shipping $2.00, shipping each additional $2.00.

Select antenna base(s):

Canadian Customers: Shipping $3.00, shipping each additional $3.00.

Select antenna base(s):


(4)  FOURTH, order options if desired (not required) - click on the links below to go to the options ordering pages:

You might also be interested in the following options that will work with this item. Click on the links for each option for details and to order them. We offer a discount if you order three (3) or more of one or multiple products, click > QUANTITY DISCOUNT .

  • UHAM150:  universal fit adjustable mount with two points of attachment.
  • UHAM150 Mounting Kit for HondaRL-2: REQUIRED if you use the UHAM150 mount. Please CONTACT US for a quote as this is a simple but special order part.
  • CNCT-PL259-WXQD  : weatherproof quick-disconnect for your coax.
  • Cables and Connectors  : check out our new listings for cables and highg-quality Amphenol PL259 connectors, "the real deal".
  • SHUNT-100 : weatherproof adjustable HF load inductor for 160-10m.

 


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