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Title: Protect Your Ham Radio From Theft With Kleenex Box Security
Post by: KF9ZA on September 22, 2011, 12:19:52 PM
Protect Your Ham Radio From Theft With Kleenex Box Security

Out of site and out of mind….Do it yourself security system that costs under two dollars !!

I recently got a brand new Icom IC-7000 to go HF mobile in my trusty, but rusty, 2004 Chevy Blazer.  I mounted the transceiver unit on the transmission hump and using the remote connection kit and an Icom MB-120 mount put the control head on my dashboard.  One concern was how that control head could be a magnet for a thief who might just think it looked like something expensive and would smash the window and grab the radio. Solution?  Take a Kleenex box, create a false bottom, slip it over the radio, and the thief will never see your radio

All you need is a large Kleenex box, Exacto knife, ruler, cardboard, and masking tape.  Here's a full tutorial with pictures:

http://www.kremer.com/kf9za-kleenex-box-ham-radio-security (http://www.kremer.com/kf9za-kleenex-box-ham-radio-security)


Title: RE: Protect Your Ham Radio From Theft With Kleenex Box Security
Post by: WD5GWY on September 22, 2011, 06:27:40 PM
Interesting idea. I usually just remove the control head and put it under the seat.
 Anyone asks about the screwdriver antenna, I tell them it's a home made
CB antenna. They usually walk away shaking their heads!
james
WD5GWY

(oh, that won't work with my new screwdriver antenna a Tarheel 100A. The old
one had a plastic pipe over the coil and that part was home made.......and looked it!)
 


Title: RE: Protect Your Ham Radio From Theft With Kleenex Box Security
Post by: W9PMZ on September 23, 2011, 01:56:51 PM
the other added benefit is that when you have to sneeze you'll haves something to protect the windshield....

73,

Car; - W9PMZ