Questions tagged [installation]

Use this tag for questions about physical installations, including physical mounting of equipment and equipment interconnections.

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How to weatherize a Polyphaser surge protector?

Polyphaser sells a WK-1 weatherproofing kit for their devices that are not weatherized such as the IS-50 series. It looks like a plain sheet of weatherproofing tape like any other, such as might be ...
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What size is the Kenwood TM-D710 panel mounting bracket?

For the purposes of this question, I am considering purchasing a Kenwood TM-D710GA (or a RC-D710). The control panel has a mounting bracket for mobile use which is intended to be attached to a flat ...
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In Vehicle Mounting recommendations

Just looking for some general advice for in-car radio mounting. In my previous vehicle (06' Ford focus ZX3), I simply screwed the metal brackets into the dash which worked fine for an old beater car. ...
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Mobile Installation in 2016 Chevy Cruze

I purchased a Yaesu FT2900,a mobile antenna and mount. The install question is for a 2016 Chevy Cruze. Is there an easy way to run the power cables from rear of radio to the forward engine ...
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recommended capacity bottom-hat clearance above metal roof

In a few days I'm expecting to mount a Cushcraft R7000 multi-band (HF) vertical antenna on top of a metal mast that will be attached to the outside wall of a large metal shed. The aim is to have the ...
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I want to wire a cigarette lighter plug to the back of my uhf radio to make it portable can I do this

i have a uhf radio I want to wire a cigarette lighter plug to so it can be removed from the car and be put into another car is the possible or not plz help me with this matter It is just a standed ...
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When is RF grounding necessary, and when is it not?

I've seen many installations, particularly at field day and also in second-floor installations, where RF grounding is ignored entirely. What are the drawbacks to this and when is it absolutely ...
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What is this RF connector?

And what will I need to mount it in my wall? I'd like to mount it similar to the below images in my wall. Will I need any additional adapters/converters? So to put all my questions in one place: ...