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Author Topic: FT100D+ATAS100+2002 BMW 540i=Thumbs UP!  (Read 416 times)
N8SEX
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« on: September 11, 2003, 12:37:37 AM »

Mounted in Trunk compartment where CD Changer is (Closed Compartment)
Battery already in Trunk in Closed Compartment
ATAS 100 which you can now can get at a bargain price
mounted on soft mount trunk.  Seperation cable run to shift column with face of rig bolted to a triangular cut 2X4 piece of black painted wood that shims between the seat and console.  Wired speaker out thru amp.

Obviously the ATAS 100 does not stay on this bad boy all the time.  A bug catcher on a BMW is not very cool when VIP parking it at the Ritz, so I use a short dual band duckie for VHF/UHF.  73s
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2003, 06:03:28 PM »

Using a "wedged in" chunk of wood, bungie cords, velcro, chewing gum, or other non-permanent forms of installation is an accident waiting to happen.

I have seen several installationes in BMWs, and one by a friend in Chicago. First rate, first class, and a hole drilled to accept the ballmount holding a Hustler. This in a 750Li worth about $90,000. And you're using a chunk of wood?

Alan, KØBG
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N8SEX
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2003, 06:33:24 PM »

Yes my friend, picture: NO HOLES drilled in the cabin whatsoever.  Now imagine the removable facepate attached to a "chunk of wood" via small wood screws.  The "chunk of Wood" is painted flat black.  The "Chunk of Wood" wedges nice and secure between the passenger seat and the shift console and out of the way of most people who weigh less than 300 lbs.  No scratches, easily removable, holds nicely.  

Keep in mind, the MIC is plugged directly into the rig, so I have a hidden cord running from trunk to clamp under the passengers seat.  No pressure on the "Chunk of Wood" when I QSO.

Regards:)

N8SEX aka "Chunky"
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