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"CLAMP-150"

Portable Clamp-On HF/V/UHF/WiFi Mount

CLAMP-150© is a portable "clamp-to-anything" antenna mount for mobile HF/V/UHF antennas, and now for BuddipoleTM and WiFi / SHF panel type antennas. It is a unique way to mount antennas for portable, fixed-base, temporary/QRP, antenna restricted neighborhoods and EMCOMM purposes. WIth  its light weight and small size it's also great for travel and "hotel antennas".

It can be clamped to almost any horizontal, vertical or slanted surface, from 0.5 to 9 inches thick (YES, nine inches), without drilling, guy wires or a tripod. Install it temporarily or leave it up as long as you want, in any kind of weather. In addition to all this, your antenna can be TILTED, such as to clear an overhanging roof if mounted on a deck railing, etc.

There are several options, including a second antenna arm with groundplane radials - install an HF and multi band V/UHF antenna on ONE CLAMP! We also provide counterpoise whip "ring" brackets that quickly bolt to the CLAMP. We now provide seven (7) interchangeable antenna bases, or you can order the CLAMP with out any base and install your own into the 3/4 inch mounting hole.

==> You may also be interested in our larger CLAMP-200 , which is designed for RV (caravan) and building ladders, and railings, and will support even the largest HF screwdriver and motorized mobile antennas, and any V/UHF mobile antenna.

Read on below about the versatile and unique CLAMP-150. NOTHING ELSE CAN DO WHAT THE CLAMP CAN DO!


CLAMP-150: Clamp to Anthing Antenna Mount

Folks, the CLAMP150©  is a REALLY UNIQUE way to mount 1 or 2 (with optional arm) mobile antennas! You don't need a tripod, guy wires or mast! This may be just the solution for travel antennas, QRP, antenna restricted neighborhoods and EMCOMM. It's small and light weight (only 3.5 lb. ), and quickly dissassembles to approximately 6 inches x 15 inches - fits in small suitcases, BuddipoleTM antenna bags, and "go bags". Best of all, you can work DX at QRP power levels!

The CLAMP150 is the main mount in N7EMW's "go bag", and was oringinally designed for Dick's travel/QRP antennas after many different antenna mounting schemes were tried over many years. He's used tripods, masts and various ways to "duct tape" antennas to railings and whatever is available to support an antenna. The outcome of Dick's many mounting schemes and tests has resulted in the CLAMP150, which was completed in late 2009! Using the CLAMP-150 mounted to railings and benches, N7EMW has work DX on 5 watts and battery power.

As with all of our products, the CLAMP is blueprinted and replacement parts are available.

Specifications

  • Material of construction: 6061 & 6063 aluminum.
  • Hardware: 18-8 stainless steel 3/8 inch bolts &  1/4 inch grounding bolts.
  • Finishes: Standard hand buffed aluminum. Optional powder coat finishes by special order - black, red, white, blue and clear coat. On powder coat finishes we mask off the critical areas around the holes to provide an excellent bare metal to bare metal contact for good grounding and performance.
  • Clamping surface: weather and wear resistant EDPM rubber layer to provide maximum grip while protecting the clamping surface
  • Mounting Method: clamp on, no holes to drill
  • Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Dimensions: dissassembles quickly to approximately 6 x 12 inches.
  • Transmit Power: QRP, 100 watts or whatever your antenna and type of antenna base can withstand.
  • Antenna Bases:
    • ¾ inch diameter mounting hole with panel thickness ¼ inches
    • choice of seven interchangeable bases - see list below under Options.

Compatible Mounting Surfaces

The CLAMP-150 will mount VERTCIALLY and HORIZONTALLY, onto the following horizontal, slanted and vertical mounting surfaces:

  • metal and wood deck railings, even curved railings
  • fences - wood, metal, split rail, etc.
  • deck and park benches
  • chairs (if they do not tip over!)
  • lifeguard stands - what a DX location!
  • canoes, kyaks and other boats (the optional powder coat finishes offer salt water protection)
  • glass tables....as long as you're careful!
  • almost any table.....picknic bench or your dining table for "inside DX"
  • highway guard rails
  • you name the surface - how about a "worked all surfaces" contest??? Any "radio backpackers" out there who want to try "portable surfaces" DX??

Compatible Antennas

WIth the appropriate antenna base the CLAMP can be used with the following types of antennas.

  • small to largest V/UHF mobile antenna (6m and above)
  • HF "ham stick" type antennas 
  • HF HustlerTM and Texas Bug CatcherTM loading coil type antennas
  • OutbackerTM "clip-lead" type antennas
  • manually tuneable HF antennas such as:
    • Super Antennas MP-1
    • MFJ-1624 HF mini-BugCatcher Mobile Antenna
    • MFJ's various models of 6 Thru 40 Meter Portable Screwdriver Antennas
    • and others
  • small to medium HF motorized / screwdriver antennas such as:
    • smaller (up to 3 and 4 series) Hi Q Antennas motorized HF antennas - I even tested it with my LARGE Hi Q Antennas RT-5/160 with a 10 ft. whip and four 10-12 ft. telescoping whips as the ground counterpoise - fully supported the antenna on my deck (see photo below)! Generally, for the largest HF motorized/screwdriver antennas I recommend the CLAMP-200 .
    • High Sierra "Sidekick" and the larger HS1500, HS1800 models, if your surface can support the antenna
    • Tarheel "Little Tarheel" and the larger models such as the Tarheel Model 100, if your surface can support the antenna. One of the first customers is using the CLAMP150 with his Model 100 on his deck railing in an antenna restricted neighborhood. 
    • Super Antennas MP-2
    • and others 
  • BuddipoleTM antennas
    • dipoles in horizontal, sloped and L configurations with our 8 inch long "VersaBase" that you can order below
    • BuddistickTM antennas with our 3/8x24 HD stud base - use your wire counterpoise or our optional counterpoise "ring" brackets for using tuned and untuned horizontal radials - even one side of a Buddipole dipole!
    • The CLAMP-150 fits INSIDE a Mini Buddipole bag WITH the antenna - ENTIRE ANTENNA WITH SUPPORT IN A BAG!
    • Visit Buddipole Antenna's web site at: http://buddipole.com
  • WiFi and SHF panel type gain antennas
    • many of these come with hardware that will fit the short 1-1/16" diameter mast on our WiFi Kit that can be ordered below.

Installation Procedures

The CLAMP can be mounted in a couple of minutes, without tools (for larger antennas you should tighten the wing nuts with a plyers). Wing nuts are provided on all 3/8 inch bolts, for quick installation, tilting of the antenna and quick removal for your portable antenna setup. For installation details you may find the INSTALLATION MANUAL of interest, which can be viewed or printed in PDF format.   

Antenna Bases

You might also be interested in the following antenna base that will work with this item.  For more details, click on the link. These can be ordered after the photos section below - that way we provide a significant shipping discount if the bases are ordered with the CLAMP150.

  • Antenna Bases : the following seven (7) antenna bases are compatible with this mount. You will need at least one base to mount your antenna, whether it is one of ours or yours. Larger images of the VersaBase and WiFi Kit can be seen below, at the end of the photos section.

Options

You might also be interested in the following options that will work with this item.  For more details, click on the link for each option. These can be ordered after the photos section below.

  • Counterpoise Brackets : Connect your telescoping whips or tuned "hamstick" HF antennas to our optional "counterpoise" rings which bolt to the CLAMP150:
    • AMB-Gnd-1  : counterpoise ring made of aluminum and stainless steel hardware, with four (4) 3/8x24 couplers for screwing on up to four counterpoise whips

    • AMB-Gnd-8  : counterpoise ring made of aluminum and stainless steel hardware, same size as the AMB-Gnd-1, except has eight (8) 3/8x24 couplers for screwing on up to eight counterpoise whips

  • AMB-Arm2 : Second antenna arm, 13 inches long, WITH NMO base with four REMOVABLE radials for 135-512 MHz, bolts to CLAMP150 upper ground bolt

 

 

  • CNCT-PL259-WXQD  : weatherproof quick-disconnect for your coax - unplug your coax neatly if you remove your antenna, without having the plug "dangling in the wind and weather". Use your antenna on another vehicle or fixed- base while you're not operating mobile, or use multiple antennas on one vehicle. Very unique.

  • 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, which bolts directly to the CLAMP150.

More Information

To download the product installation instructions, click > MANUALS.  To view our product 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 ORDER, please scroll down to the ordering buttons after the photos below.

Product Photos

The following are just a few example installation photos  to illustrate some of the key features and versatility of the CLAMP-150..

PHOTO BELOW: CLAMP150 with second antenna arm and counterpoise ring, with a High Sierra "Sidekick" HF screwdriver antenna and a multi band V/UHF antenna.

Eight (8) PHOTOS BELOW: CLAMP-150 for BuddipoleTM and BuddistickTM antennas.

PHOTO BELOW: "Where's the antenna"? CLAMP-150 provides very stealth antenna setup in this antenna restricted neighborhood. It's hard to see the horizontal BuddipoleTM dipole.

PHOTO BELOW: BuddistickTM with ground wire in Belgium, with CLAMP150 vertically mounted on post with our new VersaBase. Photo courtesy of ON6CJ. Check out our Photo Gallery for more photos.

Five (5) PHOTOS BELOW: CLAMP-150 on various railings and fences.

Six (6) PHOTOS BELOW: CLAMP-150 on tables, benches, highway guard rails, boats, life guard stand and other surfaceds.

PHOTO BELOW: The N7EMW QRP/travel radio, used with the CLAMP150.

Four (4)  PHOTOS BELOW: CLAMP-150 with "WiFi Kit", for picking up public WiFi routers thundreds of feet up to a few miles away (actual results we obtained across open water with the antenna in the photos below).

More Photos

More photos showing the CLAMP-150 with "VersaBase" for BuddipoleTM dipole antennas are on the Buddipole Yahoo Group "Photos" page (album titled "1_clamp to anything mount" on the first page of the Photos page).

Please visit our  PHOTO GALLERY ("Product Photos" & "Customer Photos" sections).  Over the past year I've photographed many (but not all!) of the places that the CLAMP150 can be mounted to.


ORDER HERE: CLAMP-150

You can order the following below: (1) CLAMP-150 without antenna base, (2) antenna base, and (3) options that you may want.

We offer shipping DISCOUNTS if you order three (3) or more items (mix and match), click > DISCOUNT .

Solution Graphics

(1)  FIRST, order CLAMP-150 (without base): hand buffed aluminum ($75.00)

Contact us if you would like to order one of our powder coated finishes .

United States Customers: Shipping $19.00, shipping each additional $9.00.

Canadian Customers: Shipping $39.00, shipping each additional $21.00.

International Customers: Shipping $59.00, shipping each additional $32.00.


(2)  SECOND, order one or more antenna bases (REQUIRED): REDUCED SHIPPING if ordered with compatible mount.

The following antenna bases are compatible - for details click on the links above under "Options":

United States Customers:

Stud, AntMtgKit, SO239, NMO, VersaBase Shipping $2.00, shipping each additional $2.00

Select antenna base(s):
NMO + radials: $55.00 + Shipping $14.00, shipping each additional $7.00

WiFi Kit: $45.00 + Shipping $9.50, shipping each additional $9.50

Canadian Customers:

Stud, AntMtgKit, SO239, NMO, VersaBase Shipping $3.00, shipping each additional $3.00

Select antenna base(s):

NMO + radials: $55.00 + Shipping $30.00, shipping each additional $14.00

WiFi Kit: $45.00 + Shipping $23.50, shipping each additional $23.50

International Customers:

Stud, AntMtgKit, SO239, NMO, VersaBase Shipping $4.00, shipping each additional $4.00

Select antenna base(s):
NMO + radials: $55.00 + Shipping $45.00, shipping each additional $22.00

WiFi Kit: $45.00 + Shipping $34.50, shipping each additional $34.50


(3)  THIRD, 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 - unplug your coax neatly if you remove your antenna, without having the plug "dangling in the wind and weather". Use your antenna on another vehicle or fixed- base while you're not operating mobile, or use multiple antennas on one vehicle. Very unique.
  • Cables and Connectors  : check out our new listings for cables and highg-quality Amphenol PL259 connectors, "the real deal".
  • Counterpoise Brackets - 2 available : Connect your telescoping whips or tuned "hamstick" HF antennas to our optional "counterpoise" rings which bolt to the CLAMP150:
    • AMB-Gnd-1  : counterpoise ring made of aluminum and stainless steel hardware, with four (4) 3/8x24 couplers for screwing on up to four counterpoise whips
    • AMB-Gnd-8  : counterpoise ring made of aluminum and stainless steel hardware, with eight (8) 3/8x24 couplers for screwing on up to eight counterpoise whips

  • AMB-Arm2 : Second antenna arm, 13 inches long, WITH NMO base with four REMOVABLE radials for 135-512 MHz, bolts to CLAMP150 upper ground bolt
  • CNCT-PL259-WXQD  : weatherproof quick-disconnect for your coax - unplug your coax neatly if you remove your antenna, without having the plug "dangling in the wind and weather". Use your antenna on another vehicle or fixed- base while you're not operating mobile, or use multiple antennas on one vehicle. Very unique.
  • 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, which bolts directly to the CLAMP150.


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