I am planning to install an Icom 2720H in the X and would like to see pics of where others have installed thier radios. Lets see antenna pics too.
That sounds really cool, but I have no idea what any of that means. I liked using my CB radio, but never got into anything else. Who would you talk to?cipher77 said:Well, just wait!!! I'm installing a totally stealth radio set up. I'm putting in 2 motorola astro spectras (W3 VHF & W7 UHF) & a motorola syntor (100w UHF) plus a mount for my Yaesu 897 HF/VHF/UHF rig for road trips. For the VHF & UHF stuff, I plan on having 2 UHF & 1 VHF Antenex Phantom Elite antennas on 3/4" NMO mounts on a piece of stainless steel custom fit for the inside of the covered cargo area on the roof. Plan on a dual band larsen for the 897 & an antennex 27Mhz base loaded whip for chicken band & 10M w/ the 897. I'll post pics of everything once I'm done. The whole process won't be done until next month (need to come up w/ the frog skins to pay for the install crap.) I will be documenting the install with pics too.
I think the answer to that question is in the window tint by the mirror threadB Slater said:That sounds really cool, but I have no idea what any of that means. I liked using my CB radio, but never got into anything else. Who would you talk to?
That's the exact same thing I'm doing with one of my radios!! the radio is being mounted under the seat & the controlhead is in the mic. Just like your Cobra!!dynamix said:here's where i mounted my antenna. i have a cobra 75 ( all in handset ) so my cb is not mounted anywhere... i have the small base unit hanging out (loose) under the passenger seat. its not going anywhere.
What are ya wait'n for??? If you remotely like wireless communications, YOU NEED to do this!!! Buy the book from RadioShack called "Now you're talkin'", study it for a month (hour a day) & then go to arrl.org & find a VEC testing session near you. The're usually held by local HAM clubs. Everyone is ultra friendly & helpful.Muzikman said:That's pretty slick. I have always wanted to get my HAM license.
If you want to listen to Police and Fire buy a scanner. They are cheap and you don't need to be licensed. I currently have 6 scanners running in my house. I know what it going on at all times for my town and surrounding towns.armandov99 said:Pardon my ignorance, I know nothing about HAM radio. Does that say "PD"? You can't communicate on police/emergency frequencies with that thing, can you? Or can you at least listen?
To answer your question, That pic was just a picture I found on the internet just for illustration purposes.armandov99 said:Pardon my ignorance, I know nothing about HAM radio. Does that say "PD"? You can't communicate on police/emergency frequencies with that thing, can you? Or can you at least listen?
Muzikman said:If you want to listen to Police and Fire buy a scanner. They are cheap and you don't need to be licensed. I currently have 6 scanners running in my house. I know what it going on at all times for my town and surrounding towns.
Do you have any digital systems near your house? Need a APCO25 capable scanner though. The 2 Astro spectra radios that I'm installing are Astro (APCO 25). The FCC allowed the APCO25 digital emission on amateur frequencies about 6 years ago & that's when we aquired 3 UHF APCO25 repeaters. Our HAM group did quite a bit of beta testing for the APCO25 base station & repeater/infrastructure products for Motorola. Since I live about 15 miles from Motorola's main campus, alot of my ham friends are Electrical or Software Engineers that work there. That's one of the reason's I like Motorola radios. Also, I can drop my portables off of a 2nd story balcony, get run over by an ATV & survive a dip into a shallow pool all without damage!!Muzikman said:All of my scanners stay in the house. My brother is the one that has all the mobile scanners. But he is a fire fighter so.
There are 4 scanners up stairs and 2 downstairs. They are scanning different frequencies so I can hear what is going on with the Police and fire at the same time. I can also listen to multiple townships at the same time.
Unless there is a lot of chatter, I hardly notice that the scanners are even on.
Probably a BC-250D or 296. Uniden makes great scanners. I have a ripshack Pro-96. within the next 5-7 years, you'll see alot more PS systems go digital because the FCC is mandating it.Muzikman said:I have no digital scanners.
My brother has a hand held Uniden that is APCO 25 capable.