Sooner or later you’re going to sell your mobile and likely as not, the new owner
won’t be a Ham and won’t understand why there’s a hole in the roof. Here’s a fix.
First of all, go down to hte hardware store and buy a couple Nylon washers about
an inch diameter. Then, a small container of Nylon wall clamps or whatchacallit,
wall hole covers. Second, pull off your antenna and put down a Nylon washer over
the hole and the clamp with expanding stud (click on pic to see what I mean)
through it. The expanding stud expects a half inch of wallboard to work against
so put another couple, 3 or 4 more, Nylon washers on the inside of the hole.
Finally, tap the ‘nail’ through the stud to expand the bottom and you’re done.
Oh yeah, it helps if you bought a WHITE car to begin with, and no, this wasn’t
a roof mount antenna. The stick looks a lot racier on the trunk with a slight
P. S. One more caveat: You shoulda been removing the antenna each year to
wax the paint under the mount. If not, in this case maybe twice in eight
years, you get a circle of rust around the mount.