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Author Topic: Clearance around Yaesu 8900R for proper cooling  (Read 362 times)
AD5PC
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« on: October 03, 2003, 12:51:31 AM »

I just purchased a Yaesu 8900R and am thinking about mounting the main unit under the center of the split front bench on my 2001 F-350.  My concern is whether or not it will have enough clearance for sufficient air circulation to keep it from overheating.  

Does anybody have any experience with such a mounting location with this or similar radios, or can anyone suggest a better spot to mount it in the truck if you think that won't work?  Thanks in advance.

73 DE Scott AD5PC
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2003, 05:13:51 PM »

Scott:

I have the body of my dual band rig mounted under the passenger seat of my Ford Windstar and the HF rig under the driver's seat. No problem with heat on either of them.

If you are planning to use the rig as a crossband repeater then you might have a problem, as most rigs get rather hot in continuous service like that.

Otherwise, install it and see what happens. Just so it isn't in a completely enclosed area.

Lon
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2003, 12:42:46 PM »

It has a built in fan that comes on as soon as you transmit.
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