Automatic speaker switch

Joined
Feb 9, 2014
Messages
76
#2
I once made my own switch like their manual one. It worked pretty good.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

JeffDS3

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 5, 2016
Messages
426
Location
Kings County, CA
#3
That’s what hoping. I have a small car and not a lot of room for speakers so I was planning on installing two of the automatic switches, one connected to a scanner and ham radio and another connected to a scanner and CB radio with the transmitting radios as primary.
 
Joined
Apr 11, 2008
Messages
388
Location
Tennessee
#4
That’s what hoping. I have a small car and not a lot of room for speakers so I was planning on installing two of the automatic switches, one connected to a scanner and ham radio and another connected to a scanner and CB radio with the transmitting radios as primary.


When I installed my radio, I placed a Kenwood external speaker underneath the driver’s seat. The audio is clear and it’s out of sight. You can easily place two speakers underneath it depending on the vehicle.
 

KK4JUG

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 13, 2014
Messages
2,139
Location
GA, AL, TX, OK, KS, AR, NC, or MI
#5
When I installed my radio, I placed a Kenwood external speaker underneath the driver’s seat. The audio is clear and it’s out of sight. You can easily place two speakers underneath it depending on the vehicle.
Great idea but be sure to check for wiring and back seat heater vents. Some vehicles have stuff under there and some don't.
 

JeffDS3

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 5, 2016
Messages
426
Location
Kings County, CA
#6
When I installed my radio, I placed a Kenwood external speaker underneath the driver’s seat. The audio is clear and it’s out of sight. You can easily place two speakers underneath it depending on the vehicle.
Great idea but be sure to check for wiring and back seat heater vents. Some vehicles have stuff under there and some don't.
Unfortunately with my car, there isn’t much room. It’s a very small car. I can barely fit one scanner under the seat. I also do have under seat vents and the airbag/seatbelt sensor wires under there. Everything is going to be placed in the trunk, with just the control heads and speaker in the cab.
 
Joined
Apr 11, 2008
Messages
388
Location
Tennessee
#7
Great idea but be sure to check for wiring and back seat heater vents. Some vehicles have stuff under there and some don't.


I have installed my radio in a Honda Civic, and now a Nissan Frontier. I have the vents as well but the radio stays forward of the vents as not to receive direct heat or air from the vents.

As for the airbag and heated seats, I have never had any issues for the six or seven years a of this setup. I ensured proper grounding and SWR is 1:1.

The only issue I’ve had is trying to find a place for my microphone, haha. I don’t like drilling into the dash.
 
Top