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Old 09-25-2010, 7:05 PM
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Default Suggestions for Using Hand Held In the Car

Looking for suggestions in keeping my scanner in place when mobile. The cup holder doesn't really do the trick... The plate holder at home works great.. I'm sure you guys can come up with some good suggestions, add pictures if you can .. Thanks
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Old 09-25-2010, 7:09 PM
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DealExtreme: $6.60 Universal Car Windshield Swivel Mount Dock for PDA Cell Phones/MP3/MP4/GPS (5.5~12.5cm)

Price: $6.60 (shipped to your door)

Or poke around here, you may find something more suitable. Probably the most inexpensive solution IMO.
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My PRO-106 clips nicely onto the sun visor. Controls are easy to access and the audio is nice and loud too. The only time it sucks is when I need to use the sun visor, but it is cheap and effective!

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I just put some velcro on the back of my radio and placed it on an open area of the dash. holds very secure and accessible.
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Vent clips !!! Works great for me ! Click my user name then Pictures & Albums.
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Keep in mind Bill 118 in Ontario, $155 for using a handheld electronic device in a vehicle.
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Keep in mind Bill 118 in Ontario, $155 for using a handheld electronic device in a vehicle.
Why I suggested a window type mount- may be "mistaken" as a GPS, something mounted, etc.
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Don't know the specifics of the law anymore but a long time ago I opted for a couple of PanaVise UltraGrips and mounted them with a simple bracket. Had to pop my dash off but it was a simple (1 screw) installation.

At the time I think an UltraGrip was $25. Got 'em from a cell installer in Stoney Creek.
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I usually bring my BC250D in my vehicle, does it mean that if I get stopped by police they will confiscate my scanner??

Will I get a fine??
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Well I just read the bill 118.

It say's: Illigal to HOLD and use a handheld device in a vehicle,

But, If properly installed and attached somewhere in your car, I beleive It's OK.

Just like a cell phone, Illigal to use, but OK if using a hand free device..

So yeap, I will keep bringing my handheld in my car, fun fun..
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I use a CB mic clip with the swivel for my 396...
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I use a CB mic clip with the swivel for my 396...
I do the same and for my PRO-96, I use the belt clip from the back of a Stanley tape measure.
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I got a holder , which kinda looks like UNLISTED'S photo...a tad more simple design , I got mine at a dollar store...it clips into the vents front dashboard ( Ac heat vent or cool air return ) Anyways at the over prized cost of 99 cents....Ive had mine for 4 yrs now,....think I got ripped off.,...speaking of , I saw a guy on Ebay selling my lil 99 cent holder for 9.99 !
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Hey Guys!!! Thanks for the suggestions! I see some interesting ones. I'm going to make a trip to 2Dollarama and Crappy Tire to see what I can come up.. I'll let you know what I come up with. Thanks again
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The RAM Composite Universal Finger Gripô Holder...

I have one of these in my tow truck and one in my personal truck both with the suction cup mounts. My windshield is more likely to fall out first before the scanner falls out of the mount. Best money I've ever spent. Its a more expensive option to consider, but well worth it. I have suggested this mount to numerous co-workers and those who have purchased one have been nothing but impressed.
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