Throwing this out there as a concept and a memory marker, as I’m in the middle of rebuilding the front axle on the Land Cruiser and when I went to look for the crucial component, I couldn’t find it…
Last night it occurred to me how to easily make an outside mount vehicle package to accommodate the goTenna Mesh. The major component would be an old mag mount CB antenna base. Yep, a big ol’ magnet intended to be slapped on your car.
Once I find the one (or more) I know have, I have a short length of 1 1/4" PVC that I will cut so it can be attached to the magnet and allow the GTM to be strapped in. I’m thinking a clear plastic drink bottle could be cut to cover the whole unit for weatherproofing, but maybe the Dole fruit jar would work? With a screw down cap, it would be more secure.
I plan to experiment and post pics soon, but there’s the idea. It can be easily mounted on the hood, roof, or tail hatch of about any car (unless it has aluminum or fiberglass bodywork, of course where magnets don’t really work ). It’s easy to detach and secure or charge the battery. You could even rig a power cord for the vehicle to supply 5v to it. Bluetooth should work with the glass windows, especially on the hood or rear deck. IIRC, Bluetooth worked with it on my roof…until it fell off anyway.