RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Topic Specific Forums > Pictures Of Your Shack/Mobile Setup

Pictures Of Your Shack/Mobile Setup Here you can post pictures of your shack, mobile, or portable setup for everyone to be envious of. Don't forget to rate the threads of good setups.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2012, 2:59 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 63
Default 2007 Toyota Tacoma

Nearly complete, only a few minor things to finish


Roof: 2 meter 1/4 wave for APRS, Larsen NMO 2/70B for the V/UHF side of the FT-857
Rear window: re-purposed cell phone antenna & RadioShack scanner antenna


Uniden RH96 & Yaesu FT-857 remotes up front


Speakers on the passenger side


FT-23R, TinyTrak4, & RadioShack 30watt amplifier for APRS, & FT-857 behind the passenger side rear seat


GPS receiver in the rear window for the beacon


Close up of the power distribution (still needs some cleanup) chassis ground, +12V is 8ga from the accessory point under the hood.


BCD996XT behind the drivers side rear seat hooked to both the RS scanner antenna and the cell phone antenna


3/8-24 "gum drop" mount at the rear passenger side corner of the bed for HF HamStick type antennas

Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2012, 3:08 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 131
Default

Verry nice
__________________
_
SonicN
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2012, 5:25 PM
divemaster500's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 96
Default

Great looking ride and very nice set up
__________________
Mike
KB3YOL
Scanning the airwaves with a GRECOM PSR-800
Yaesu FT 290R, Yaesu VX-8DR, Yaesu FT-8900R
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2012, 5:28 PM
russellmaher's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 900
Default

Good looking setup, and that Tacoma is cherry!

Russell
__________________
SEMPER PARATUS

BCD396T BCT-7 BCD350C PRO-2052 ICOM R-75 BC175XL REGENCY R-1050 TDXone TD-Q8A
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2012, 6:35 PM
b7spectra's Avatar
EMS Dispatcher
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cobb County, GA
Posts: 3,292
Default

Looking good!
__________________


/
\/\|k.e

EMS Dispatcher/Advanced EMD Certified
EMT/Paramedic, retired
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2012, 10:16 PM
Dann's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Battle Ground,WA
Posts: 475
Default

Very Nice Seyup.
__________________
Scanning South West Washington And The Portland Metro Area
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2012, 10:19 PM
Dann's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Battle Ground,WA
Posts: 475
Default

Sorry,That Should Be Very Nice Setup.
__________________
Scanning South West Washington And The Portland Metro Area
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2012, 11:02 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 207
Default

You have inspired me to get started on my 05 Tacoma.. Looks good!
__________________
Relm HS200, BCD396XT, HP-1E, BCD436HP
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2012, 12:15 AM
Rt169Radio's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2,722
Default

Nice setup and pictures! Do you have 4x4 on that truck?
__________________
My Equipment & Bio- http://www.radioreference.com/apps/user/Rt169Radio/bio
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2012, 1:05 AM
W5TFD's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Terrell, Texas
Posts: 53
Default

Great install...great ride!
__________________
73's de W5TFD (Jeremy)
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2012, 8:30 AM
ScannaMan9's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 271
Default

Nice!
Toyota Tacoma is one of my favorites!
__________________
-Scannaman9
iPhone 4S, iPad Mini, Macbook Pro
Uniden BCT15X, Radioshack Pro-2052, Radioshack Pro-107
Computer and Tech enthusiast
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2012, 8:44 AM
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hoboken, NJ
Posts: 21
Default

Very nice, well done. Question: re the Bcd scanner behind driver seat, how do you access to power on and utilize face buttons etc? Also, never heard of the two antennas hooked into it; what is the advan of having the cell antenna?

Thanks,
Seth
__________________
Pro-94 (800MHZ RS Antenna) X's 2, MT2000, ICT7H HT, FT-1500M, FT-60R
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2012, 3:41 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 63
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rt169Radio View Post
Nice setup and pictures! Do you have 4x4 on that truck?
Yes, it is a 4x4.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2012, 3:50 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 63
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sdancy View Post
Very nice, well done. Question: re the Bcd scanner behind driver seat, how do you access to power on and utilize face buttons etc? Also, never heard of the two antennas hooked into it; what is the advan of having the cell antenna?

Thanks,
Seth
I'm using two antennas because of the wide range I'm monitoring. The RS scanner antenna is a wide band antenna and preforms equally so/so across the V/UHF spectrum, but seems lacking at 800. Having the cell phone antenna (tuned to the 800Mhz band) has given me a pretty good receive boost on STARCOM21 and the other trunked systems that I monitor.

Right now power on/off is done by pulling the fuse on the power distribution block, the final plan is to have it hooked into an ignition relay so that it will only be on when the truck is on accessory or running. I don't need access to the buttons for normal operation with having the remote head up front.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 11-18-2012, 7:55 AM
cknizeski's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bayonne, NJ
Posts: 118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toad_77 View Post
3/8-24 "gum drop" mount at the rear passenger side corner of the bed for HF HamStick type antennas
Nice set up. I was wondering how well the Ham stick works mounted on the bed. I am looking at doing something similar on my Tacoma, I have not decided the best place to mount the HF antenna.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 11-18-2012, 12:40 PM
WD4JKH's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Peach State
Posts: 64
Default

Nice install but I have to say that FT-857 has a butt ugly knob on the right side..
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 11-18-2012, 2:43 PM
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 232
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WD4JKH View Post
Nice install but I have to say that FT-857 has a butt ugly knob on the right side..
Full sized radio knob on a smallish radio; makes things easier to tune, I would think.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 11-18-2012, 2:47 PM
KD2DLL's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Rotterdam, New York
Posts: 599
Default

Looks very nice. I like the antennas.
__________________
Alex Kaczor--- feed@kaczortech.com
Check out my new ham website kd2dll.com
With a scanning forum as well! forums.kd2dll.com
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 11-18-2012, 3:48 PM
WD4JKH's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Peach State
Posts: 64
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by N8OHU View Post
Full sized radio knob on a smallish radio; makes things easier to tune, I would think.
I didn't say it wasn't functional..
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 11-18-2012, 8:33 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 63
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cknizeski View Post
Nice set up. I was wondering how well the Ham stick works mounted on the bed. I am looking at doing something similar on my Tacoma, I have not decided the best place to mount the HF antenna.
I've had good luck with them, on what I'd call an average day I was able to work Poland on 20M, during a great 10M opening a few months ago I bagged Serbia (different sticks).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2011 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions