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What size is the Kenwood TM-D710 panel mounting bracket?

This image of the bottom side of the bracket was taken with a flatbed scanner. The depicted dimensions were taken separately using a caliper, not by measuring on the image. The white inner area is the ...
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Mounting a vertical antenna on a fiberglass mast

A fiberglass mast is perfectly acceptable. In fact it can be desirable, as fiberglass is not (usually) conductive whereas metal is, which means special care must be taken with metal masts to ensure ...
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What are the considerations re installing an ID-4100 in a DIN slot in the dash?

I did exactly this in my toyota van, which had a 2-slot (dead) in-dash radio that I pulled out. I fabbed a metal mesh grille to cover the upper slot for ventilation and mounted the 2-meter radio in ...
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What are the considerations re installing an ID-4100 in a DIN slot in the dash?

I haven't done something like this, but in my youth fiddled with plain audio amplifiers that you could put into such a slot. So, watch for fluctuations and overvoltage from your alternator, in older 4-...
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Mounting a vertical antenna on a fiberglass mast

You're right to move it further from the building. But in spite of what the website says, the antenna will definitely perform better if there's an RF ground or counterpoise available at its base. ...
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How to weatherize a Polyphaser surge protector?

I have gone the simple route for most of my outdoor connectors in recent years. I use an inverted container over the connections and leave the bottom open. This fully waterproofs the connections ...
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Mobile Installation in 2016 Chevy Cruze

Welcome to ham.SE, and congratulations on the new mobile rig. Alan K0BG has an excellent website that has everything you might need to know about installing a mobile radio and operating mobile. His ...
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In Vehicle Mounting recommendations

Even though I have a 4-dr, space is limited for me as well. I only use radios with remote heads. Two heads are mounted up front with the microphone coming up from alongside my seat for one of them. I ...
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In Vehicle Mounting recommendations

Tim Seed, comment number two, is spot on. I used a standard Icom mobile mounting bracket, the MB-4, to mount the entire radio (the ID-880) down there in front of the gear shift, including leaving the ...
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recommended capacity bottom-hat clearance above metal roof

The R7000 and 7000+ are NOT quarter wave verticals they are HALF wave verticals( check dimensions you'll see starting 10 meters that its not 8ft=quarter wave , its about 12-13 ft , shortened from 16ft ...
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