Just an idea for those of you that are like me and running out of room to mount things in your car or truck.
I have a Ford truck with a manual transmission with a floor shifter. I already had a brake controller, a CB for RV use with non hams, optional gauges and many other things to deal with mounted on the dash.
Anyway, I got to looking at the problem when I got my new Yeasu FT-1500M 2 meter radio. I noted that the small bracket that came with this radio looked like the spacing in the factory holes were about the same as the diameter of the lower part of my gearshift.
Sure enough, I purchased some common hardward U bolts and double nuted them for a secure mount and the radio now rides the lower part of the stick. It always faces me, regardless of the gear I am in. Just leave a liitle slack for the wiring when you shift!
With a little thought, any of these new small radios will fit this same way.
73's W7WV Kenkelly@eaznet.com