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Author Topic: Kenwood TM-G707A detachable front panel size  (Read 489 times)
NK3K
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« on: April 05, 2007, 06:18:09 AM »

I'm looking at the Kenwood TM-G707A as a mobile rig for my Honda Accord and have been 'figuring' about where to mount the detachable front panel (separate from the radio itself).  I think it might fit very conveniently in the flip down sunglasses holder.  Wouldn't that be cool to be able to flip it up out of sight when not in use?!

Can someone tell me the dimensions of the detachable front panel and mount?

Thanks and 73,
David
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2007, 06:53:27 AM »

I'm always surprised that Kenwood doesn't give more technical information on their web site. Both Icom and Yaesu post all of the specs including the size of the parts.

I don't know the EXACT size, but it is too tall to fit the Accord sun glass holder. It is ABOUT 6 inches by 4 1/2 inches.

A better place is on one side of the center console. You want to keep it as far from the air bags as you can. The one drawback to the Kenwood, is the mic is plugged into the main unit, not the head as the aforementioned ones do. This fact raises an RFI issue depending on what you use to extend the cable, and how long it is.

If I had to recommend a radio, it would be an all band one, not just VHF/UHF.

Alan, KØBG
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NK3K
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007, 06:05:03 PM »

The folks at Kenwood were able to give an answer:

The Dimensions for the NEW Kenwood TM-V7A, and TM-G707A detachable front face panel is about:

4 inches in width
2  inches in height
1 7/8  inches in depth (including the knobs)

Mounting bracket dimensions

5 5/8 inches in width
2 inches in height
2 1/2 inches in depth
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