I have a scanner and a dual band rig in my car. For the scanner I have a cheap mag mount antenna that I got on Amazon.com, and for the transceiver I have a Comet antenna on a Diamond K400 mount hacked onto my roof rack. Neither was working out so I began looking at my options.
After reading on the web that ‘real hams use NMO mount antennas in holes in the roof ,’ I was really close to drilling holes in the roof of my beloved Highlander. In preparation I took a ride to KJI in Cedar Grove NJ in hopes of buying the mounts. I met Gene (the owner) and is truly a nice guy. We spoke a bit about my requirements and he suggested that I really couldn’t go wrong with trunk lip mounts. He gave me a nice deal on two Larsen mounts and a Diamond NR770HNMO antenna for the scanner. I spent a few hours getting them installed last winter.
Here are a few pictures of the installation.