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If you're considering placing a Mako 5/8 ground plane antenna above an aluminum flat side beam, it may introduce interference. The aluminum beam can reflect signals or block them partially, leading to reduced performance or altered radiation patterns.
Ideally, mount the antenna in a location with a clear line of sight and minimal metallic obstructions. However, the impact of interference can vary based on installation specifics, the proximity of the antenna to the aluminum beam, and the frequencies involved.
For accurate guidance, consult experienced antenna installers or amateur radio enthusiasts familiar with such setups. They can offer personalized advice and suggest alternative mounting options to minimize interference.
Remember to refer to manufacturer guidelines or seek expert advice for optimal antenna placement and performance.