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Old 12-14-2012, 4:06 PM
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Here are some photos of my newly completed install of my mobile shack.

1. Havis Vehicle specific console
2. CDM 1250 x 2 ( vhf 136-174, uhf 450-520)
3. Gre Psr 600 ( Digital )
4. Gre Psr 410 ( Analog )
5. 3 NMO Antennas
1. low profile Motorola 700-800 mhz antenna
2. low profile Antennx uhf ( 450-470 mhz)
3. Motorola vhf antenna

The power source I established is surely overkill for my needs because I am not transmitting. I used 8 gauge wire with a 40 amp reset-able circuit breaker. I used a solenoid to allow protection on draw from my battery, I also used 2 terminal posts to distribute the power. My entire system is wired off my ignition circuit.
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Here are some photos of my newly completed install of my mobile shack.

1. Havis Vehicle specific console
2. CDM 1250 x 2 ( vhf 136-174, uhf 450-520)
3. Gre Psr 600 ( Digital )
4. Gre Psr 410 ( Analog )
5. 3 NMO Antennas
1. low profile Motorola 700-800 mhz antenna
2. low profile Antennx uhf ( 450-470 mhz)
3. Motorola vhf antenna

The power source I established is surely overkill for my needs because I am not transmitting. I used 8 gauge wire with a 40 amp reset-able circuit breaker. I used a solenoid to allow protection on draw from my battery, I also used 2 terminal posts to distribute the power. My entire system is wired off my ignition circuit.
which one is the 800mhz antenna ?......
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The most forward low profile antenna. It a motorola XTL 5000 mobile antenna.
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The most forward low profile antenna. It a motorola XTL 5000 mobile antenna.
ok the one that is the tallest that looks like a cell antenna..wanted to make sure...thanks
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ok the one that is the tallest that looks like a cell antenna..wanted to make sure...thanks
Sorry I was not clearer. The fowardmost small black low profile antenna is my 800 mhz antenna. The silver longer antenna I am using as my all band antenna. Surprisingly that antenna which is only 10 inches receives low band very well.
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Very nice,
Pictures are great quality!
What kind of camera did you use?

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Good setup, the low profile antennas are a nice touch.
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Very nice,
Pictures are great quality!
What kind of camera did you use?

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I actually took the pictures with an Iphone 4
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Most impressive!
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Great install. Just a question/comment...

Along with your main circuit breaker, do you have fuses on the power leads for each radio or scanner? Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe a breaker can be too slow to "react" to protect electronics. The fuses on the power cords would offer the protection you need.
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What do you think of the 2013 Escape redesign?
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Great install. Just a question/comment...

Along with your main circuit breaker, do you have fuses on the power leads for each radio or scanner? Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe a breaker can be too slow to "react" to protect electronics. The fuses on the power cords would offer the protection you need.
Yes I used all of the power cables included with the install kits. Those cables have in line fuses.
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What do you think of the 2013 Escape redesign?
I personally dislike the 2013 ford escape. I like the box style over the new European style.
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