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Author Topic: Mounting FT-100D in 1996 Jeep Cherokee  (Read 361 times)
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« on: December 17, 2001, 06:44:43 AM »

I'm buying a Yaesu Ft-100D and am going to mount it in my 1996 Jeep Cherokee. This is my game plan. 1) I will take my Sony shortwave  and determine noise sources by using a coil of wire (hooked with coax to the shortwave) and running it along the body with the engine running and the hood up. I will also check for fuel pump noise, and will listen for antenna versus power supply noise. 2) I will wrap coax sheath over my power cables coming off the battery, and will use a filter on the line, and both sides will have a fuse in line. 3) I will use copper braid for grounding the rig and the antenna to the body, and will scrape the paint from the ground point areas. Am I missing anything, and has anyone installed in a Jeep Cherokee who could give me pointers based on their experience ?? I would greatly appreciate any help!!!

73 de N4MVL

Lee
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2002, 11:53:38 AM »

 I mounted a FT 100 in my 1990 Cherokee and had NO problems with noise.
 I mounted the head to a piece of shaped 2x4 and put it in the cubby hole for sunglasses at the bottom of the center console. Looked stock !
 I ran the cables under the dash to the driver side kick panel, under the sill plates to the compartment under the rear seat on the driver side where the RF deck is mounted.
 Antennas are the fun part, everyone has a different
way to do it with all kinds of antennas but I mounted a Con-Fer rack on the roof and used a couple of "L" brackets bought at the local CB shop and mounted a Hamstick for HF and a dual band whip for VHF/UHF one on each side of the roof rack.
 Just put the radio in the Jeep first an see IF you have a problem  before you go to all that trouble.
 Paul, W6PMR.
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