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Old 11-28-2014, 12:23 AM
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Default 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Install

Just finished installing this mount. Its quite stable and removable when necessary. Uniden BCT15X scanner, Ram cup mount, Ram 2 inch pedestal mount. Antenna is a NilJon with mag mount,. Next is to drill the hole in the trunk.
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Old 11-28-2014, 7:29 AM
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Looks good, but not a fan of that style of antenna. It looks like an eye poke hazard. But kudos on the radio setup.


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Yup, very nice install. I'm not crazy about the antenna either - but if it works for you then it's none of my business! 8-)

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Nice install job !
I've never seen that style of antenna, bit I guess if it works then it works !
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Scanner install looks good! That's definitely a unique antenna choice, as others have pointed out, but if it works for you or what you like then that's cool. If you were interested in one that would blend in more with the car, when you get ready to drill the trunk and permanently mount it, I highly recommend the Larsen 150/450/800 tri-band antenna. Receive is excellent and it's black! Just something to check out.

I like how the RH96 is mounted...looks good in a car that otherwise doesn't leave you many options!
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Just finished installing this mount. Its quite stable and removable when necessary. Uniden BCT15X scanner, Ram cup mount, Ram 2 inch pedestal mount. Antenna is a NilJon with mag mount,. Next is to drill the hole in the trunk.
What was the setup for the cup mount? I wanna do something like that in my truck but I'm having trouble finding the right equipment for it. Could you please guide me in the right direction? Thanks

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Nice install, I like the mount. The antenna kinda makes the car look like Sputnik 1 though. But hey, it works!
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Newer vehicles are really getting harder to put radio gear into. I think I will be keeping my old box body Suburban for a while.

Good job on the install.
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Newer vehicles are really getting harder to put radio gear into. I think I will be keeping my old box body Suburban for a while.

Good job on the install.
You are right! This spring when i went to the dealership i asked for a suv with the shifter on the column, and they all looked at me funny. I settled for a light duty truck, wish i had more floor space to mount the console though.
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I love my bct 15. Actually I bought the remote head that is available for it and have the body under the seat.
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Latest update. I decide to go a head and try out Larsen 150/450/800 tri-band antenna as well as an additional Uniden BCD996XT. I still haven't drilled the trunk for the antenna mount yet. Reception with the new antenna has improved on certain frequency ranges. I commute to my job daily and spend quite a bit of time in the car. I like listening for MilAir traffic and the old Nil-Jon antenna in the original picture had excellent reception in the MilAir UHF ranges. With all of the bad weather as of late I haven't heard much MilAir traffic during my daily commute so I'll have to see how that goes once the weather changes a bit for the better. Someone in one of the posts above asked about the details of the mount.

Here is the link and information for the RAM cup holder mount as well as the mounting arm. The bracket I used came with the scanner.

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RAM-A-CAN™ II Universal Cup Holder Base - Product Number: RAP-299-3U

RAM 1" Diameter Ball Standard Length Double Socket Arm with Diamond Base
RAM 1" Diameter Ball Standard Length Double Socket Arm with Diamond Base Product Number: RAM-B-103-238U
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Latest update. I decide to go a head and try out Larsen 150/450/800 tri-band antenna as well as an additional Uniden BCD996XT. I still haven't drilled the trunk for the antenna mount yet. Reception with the new antenna has improved on certain frequency ranges. I commute to my job daily and spend quite a bit of time in the car. I like listening for MilAir traffic and the old Nil-Jon antenna in the original picture had excellent reception in the MilAir UHF ranges. With all of the bad weather as of late I haven't heard much MilAir traffic during my daily commute so I'll have to see how that goes once the weather changes a bit for the better. Someone in one of the posts above asked about the details of the mount.

Here is the link and information for the RAM cup holder mount as well as the mounting arm. The bracket I used came with the scanner.

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RAM-A-CAN™ II Universal Cup Holder Base - Product Number: RAP-299-3U

RAM 1" Diameter Ball Standard Length Double Socket Arm with Diamond Base
RAM 1" Diameter Ball Standard Length Double Socket Arm with Diamond Base Product Number: RAM-B-103-238U
I think you'll be happy with that antenna. We look forward to a pic or two of it after you have it installed (if you plan to drill for a mount for it).
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I am with the others .. good but not the antenna. And .. drilling that hole just cut a ton off your value of your car. I would have done a trunk lip mount with the Larsen antenna already mentioned.
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Good job on the install.
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Let us know how the new antenna compares to the old one.
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I am with the others .. good but not the antenna. And .. drilling that hole just cut a ton off your value of your car. I would have done a trunk lip mount with the Larsen antenna already mentioned.
FWIW, I've traded in two vehicles that had holes in them and got what I wanted for both of them. I made the dealers fully aware that they had plugged holes that were used for communications antennas and both times they simply said "OK". Going permanent allows for better sealing and less damage to the painted surface but to each their own. I know how daunting it can be to drill holes into something as valuable as your car!
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I know how daunting it can be to drill holes into something as valuable as your car!
It is like brand new .. that was the only reason for my thought. I understand fully the reasons for it.
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Have the same sonata but hybrid, how did ram a can work out, did it last, I found possible place to mount to dash left side in front of fuse box.
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Have the same sonata but hybrid, how did ram a can work out, did it last, I found possible place to mount to dash left side in front of fuse box.
I traded my 2016 Hyundai Tucson and picked up a 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport and have to figure out how to remount my stuff I have a home patrol ii and I was using the passenger side seat bolt with a flexible gooseneck.

I'm thinking of doing the same thing unless I can come up with something better.

for my antenna on the Tucson I had a little lip mount. I'm thinking of a drill mount this time around not sure on roof or trunk.

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