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Author Topic: mobile installation pictures  (Read 1360 times)
KD7KLQ
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« on: October 05, 2005, 12:08:47 PM »

Just wondering if there's any website out there that has a collection of pictures of some mobile rig installtions in various people's automobiles? I am about to install my first mobile rig in my new Honda Civic so I am just trying to get some ideas. Thanks,

-Pete
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AA4PB
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2005, 01:30:31 PM »

http://www.k0bg.com/
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KE5FUL
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2005, 06:18:17 PM »

Here is a site with a ton of mobile install pics:
http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=92

Here's mine:
http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20217

JRed
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KD7KLQ
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2005, 07:54:28 PM »

Awesome, thanks a bunch! It has already helped give me a few ideas on how to do mine. I just tracked my package on UPS and I get my new rig tomorrow, until then I will be pacing back and forth in the living room until it arrives, heehee. I will post my install pics on that website as soon as I get it all put in. I am lucky because my honda already has a hole in the firewall with a grommet already in it, and it's real easy to get to from both sides, so I should have it all done by the end of tomorrow. For years I have just been using my Yaesu VX-5R handheld and a hershey kiss antenna.
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AB2M
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2005, 09:31:07 PM »

Here's my install:

http://www.ab2m.net/misc/JeepInstall/



73, Joe AB2M
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KL7IPV
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2005, 10:32:24 PM »

The rear of my truck showing the antenna that breaks over when I tow my 5th wheel trailer:
Frank
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(we'll see if the image comes up. If not, ignore this post and look at the URL)
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KL7IPV
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2005, 10:33:48 PM »

Sorry, that wont work either. Frank
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KE5FUL
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2005, 12:41:10 PM »

It is very easy to make your own custom mount. If you look at my first post, you will see where I provided a link to the page where I show how I made mine.


As you will see, all you need is some rustoleum spraypaint, a sheet of hobby foam and a sheet of 22ga sheet metal (i used a 6x18 piece). The only tools you need is a hacksaw (or anything to cut the sheet metal with) and an exacto knife. You also need superglue to glue the foam to the metal. This will allow you to make the mount anyway you want and any color you want.

JRed
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W3FLH
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2005, 08:02:23 PM »

AB2M, That's a very nice install.  The exterior antenna mounting has a very factory/professional feel to it, thanks to the Diamond mounts.  I am designing a similar install (interior) in my 1997 Dodge Ram 1500.  It's nice to see the pedestal mount working just the way I envisioned.
Nice Job!!
73, Tony W3FLH
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KC2CYL
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2005, 01:52:24 PM »

Here's my FT-857 installation in my 2003 Toyota Tacoma...

http://ktmpilot.smugmug.com/gallery/894068
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