Okay, since I'm sure that someone's going to go there, its gonna be me. Other than being able to turn all the neighbor's eggs from soft-boiled to hard-boiled and cook the turkey before they remove it from the freezer, why do you need 4 chassis? My Yaesu 8900 is a 4-band with band-band forwarding and dual transceivers, are you actually working multiple stations simultaneously? If you actually are, my hat's off to ya, you win the radio contest, a medal and a chest to pin it on.Since we’re showing off ham installs
That’s three Motorola XTL5000 radios. One 35 watt 7/800, one 45 watt UHF, and a 110 watt VHF. I have two O3 hhch, and one impress mic hooked to an O5, mounted under the console in front of the shifter. The kids are all secured using magnetic mic holders. Since taking these pics I’ve relocated one mic just behind the coin slot on the center console near the shifter.
Everything is powered straight to the hot post of the optima yellow battery, using #8 wire through a busman breaker mounted on the firewall. Ground is a short run from the fuse block to one of the seat bolts under the rear seat.
The three radios are all mounted under the rear seat in place of the cargo tray.
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I'm also curious to see what your antenna setup looks like for thisThat's a temporary power connection, I have a BlueSea fuse block to mount in the cabin that is switched off my main fuse / relay centre that I custom built and mounted under the hood. See my YouTube channel next Friday for the video detailing the fuse / relay centre build if interested. YouTube Channel Frontier Geek.
I'd like to know more about your switch setup, for the escort and the antenna, I saw part of the write.The switch for the antenna motor is mounted in the center console behind the parking brake handle. The front switch (left) kills power to a radar detector mounted above the rear-view mirror. The push button in the middle mutes the radar detector (Escort X50). The back switch (right) raises and lowers the ham radio antenna, Very quick access and mostly out of direct view.
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