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Author Topic: Mobile Rig Mounting  (Read 367 times)
KC9IMT
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« on: November 26, 2006, 10:36:22 PM »

Hey all,

I own an FT-7800 rig and I have the faceplate detatched and mounted on the console of my car.  However, in my car, there is no good place to put the body of the rig.  Currently (and since I purchased it last year), the body of the rig has been wedged between my passenger seat and my center arm rest.  It is on its side, with the fan facing the back seat so the fan can "breathe."

I know, I've probably made quite a few of you cringe by this, but I haven't thought of it until tonight.  When I checked just how it was sitting, it appeared to be wedged next to the rail which the seat slides on.  The unit doesn't move when the seat is moved, plus it appears to be an extra heat sink for the unit.

I'm wondering if anyone can think of a better way to mount the body.  The idea of using some kind of metal "plumber's wrap" and somehow mounting that to the top of the inside of my trunk near the back seat.  Any other suggestions?

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-Chris

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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006, 06:19:17 AM »

The trunk is fine, but don't mount it too close to the package shelf as this is the hottest part of the trunk. Behind the trim in most trucks is a brace which can be used too. Adequate power is another consideration.

Perhaps a better place is under the right seat. Problem is, most of the time you have to R&R the seat to do it right. The extra length of coax isn't anything to worry about.

Visit my web site and look in the Installation article, and in the Photo Gallery under Other Installs.

Alan, KØBG
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