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Old 04-28-2018, 2:50 PM
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Troy 30" Widebody console
Motorola XTL5000 (x3 each band)
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Impres Mobile Charger (in back of console between seats, not shown)
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Old 04-28-2018, 4:16 PM
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Nice job! What year is the truck? I thought most of the newer trucks have the shifter in the floor console, which would preclude the use of an aftermarket console.
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Old 04-28-2018, 4:31 PM
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Well done!
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Nice job! What year is the truck? I thought most of the newer trucks have the shifter in the floor console, which would preclude the use of an aftermarket console.
It’s a 2014. They can be had with column shifters you just have to hunt them down.
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Great! Personal/pleasure rig or work vehicle?

And...you know we want to see a shot of the antenna farm, too!
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Great! Personal/pleasure rig or work vehicle?

And...you know we want to see a shot of the antenna farm, too!
Personal vehicle I use for various things.

Antennas are all 1/4 waves and a ball and spring for low band. Nothing really to see. Between the pollen and driving around Southern West Virginia coal country this week my truck looks like a different color. I’ll take some pics when I clean it up.
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Nice job! What year is the truck? I thought most of the newer trucks have the shifter in the floor console, which would preclude the use of an aftermarket console.


There are options to mount floor shifters into consoles.


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Old 04-29-2018, 2:24 AM
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Looks great.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:45 AM
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Awesome install! Big fan of the "neat & clean" look. And you're right about the pollen. Seems especially bad this year in NC. Yellow everywhere!
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That is an awesome, professional job! Well done!

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Looks awesome! got any pics of the antenna setup?
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Equipment installed:

Troy 30" Widebody console
Motorola XTL5000 (x3 each band)
VRS
Uniden BCD536HP w/GPS
M/ACom Orion Low Band
Impres Mobile Charger (in back of console between seats, not shown)
Toughbook (not shown)
I don't see a pic????
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I don't see a pic????
You quoted the pic in your post saying you don't see a pic...it's there. If you aren't seeing it, it's an issue on your end.
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Looks awesome! got any pics of the antenna setup?
I’m planning on taking some better pictures this weekend. I have been lazy about getting it cleaned up.

I have some kind of spiders at my house that like to lay this seemingly-impenetrable layer of webs all over everything, which then wrap around the antennas and make it look like a ghost truck going down the road.
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Those are not spiders.
They are tiny radio techs adding thin filament to your antennas to make them work better.

The ghost truck is an added benefit.

Personally id like to see the ghost truck pics.
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I did wash it but driving around on USFS roads is not condusive to a clean vehicle. All antennas are PCTel/Laird 1/4 waves with the exception of the ball and spring which is an Antenna Specialists.

The setup works well and I like it, although I do miss having the low profile I did in the last vehicle. Hard to do with this much equipment installed.



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A nice symmetrical rooftop farm with properly installed antennas - excellent!
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Perfect
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