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My mobile setup:

Icom IC-2820 for FM & D-Star

Kenwood TK-7180 & TK-8180 with Motorola Repeater interface

Motorola Syntor X9000 Low band for 6 Meter Ham band

Acer laptop with Yaesu FT-2600M & KPC3 Plus for APRS operations.

PRO-197 Scanner

Mirage 100 watt UHF amplifier (not pictured)
 

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Great selection of radios. You may want to try 1/4 wave antenna's on the roof.

Also, try some wire management, loomnig wires, hiding them where you can. It's a lot of radios in that small space but I know it can look good if you organize it correctly.
 

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Definitely a nice collection! I agree, maybe some 1/4 wave antennas would clean your roof up a tad. Nice setup though.

I need the gain factor of 5/8 wave antennas, especially on the VHF fire radios as we run simplex in our county, I just need to find the time to clean up the install then it will be better.
 
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I need the gain factor of 5/8 wave antennas, especially on the VHF fire radios as we run simplex in our county, I just need to find the time to clean up the install then it will be better.
Ah ha, well that's understandable then. We only use simplex channels on the fireground, so just about any antenna will do for us in that regard.
 

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interesting that you use a repeater controller i have in car repater with a tk7180 and a uhf gm300 with out, i have a video on youtube check it out
I located the YouTube video and the reason why I'm using the repeater controller is because neither the 7180 or 8180 is dedicated to the vehicular repeater purpose, I use both as regular voice radios and have link frequencies that I use on VHF or UHF depending on what I want to cross band into.
 
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So that's what you have packed in that truck; nice setup indeed. I keep meaning to at least grab my portable antennas to put in my trailblazer so I can have them with my go-kit, which currently consists of a handful of HT's, a new IC-2200H and my FT-817 (I don't yet have the UT118 installed in the IC-2200, so it's currently analog only).
 
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I located the YouTube video and the reason why I'm using the repeater controller is because neither the 7180 or 8180 is dedicated to the vehicular repeater purpose, I use both as regular voice radios and have link frequencies that I use on VHF or UHF depending on what I want to cross band into.
i see what you are saying my gm300 in buried in the rear of the car on a single freq, i see you would have total flexability with your way of doing it, i only needed to relay vhf to a uhf ht.

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So that's what you have packed in that truck; nice setup indeed. I keep meaning to at least grab my portable antennas to put in my trailblazer so I can have them with my go-kit, which currently consists of a handful of HT's, a new IC-2200H and my FT-817 (I don't yet have the UT118 installed in the IC-2200, so it's currently analog only).
whenever you get the chance get the UT118 so you can join us on the KB3WNO-B Dstar repeater in Greenville, PA.
 
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whenever you get the chance get the UT118 so you can join us on the KB3WNO-B Dstar repeater in Greenville, PA.
I think the IC-2200H will be going in the S-10 to replace the aging Alinco DR-130, though I will put the UT-118 in it anyway. I'm probably going to go with either an IC-2820 or an ID-880 in the Trailblazer, since I'm putting up a 70 cm D-Star Repeater here.
 
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