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Kenwood Tk 790 remote head mounting ideas

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Nov 3, 2014
I recently purchased a Kenwood Tk790 with remote head. I am looking for ideas as to where to mount the head on my 2016 Dodge Ram 1500. I am at a loss as to where to mount it. Any ideas/recommendations with pics if anyone has any would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Mark


Nov 21, 2014

A floor mounting stalk. Loosen one seat rail bolt, insert base clip, tighten bolt. Now you can hold pretty much anything at the top of a "snake" that stays firmly wherever you put it. No damage to the interior.

There's another manufacturer whose name I keep forgetting, that sells specific models for ham radios and radio heads as well.

The cleanest, fastest, simplest, most robust solution you will find. And not very expensive, all considered.

Take the cable down along the stalk, slip a piece of black foam water pipe insulation over them, and the cable gets nicely secured and hidden too.
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