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  1. tadpole207

    Antenna Recommendations

    Hello I’ve been shopping antennas for the past few days for my mobile rig, Anytone AT 778 UV. I have so many choices I have stalled my decision. Hoping someone has sage advice and recommendations for the 2 and 70 while also allowing GMRS when plugged into my GMRS radio. I saw this one on Amazon...
  2. K3VDM

    Yaesu FTM-400XDR Install - 2019 F150

    Installed a Yaesu FTM-400XDR in my 2019 Ford F150 a few weeks ago. I used a solenoid which is tied to an ignition fuse in the truck. The fuse block powers on and off with the truck. The antenna is a Diamond NR770HBNMO mounted on the front driver fender. The dash mount and behind rear seat mount...
  3. T

    XTL5000 O5 High Power VHF & UHF Audio Popping??

    Good evening, I have two XTL5000 O5 high power decks one vhf, one uhf that has an annoying audio pop/thump. The problem is present anytime a button is pressed on the radio or whenever the radio received audio. The button still beeps and the audio is heard; meaning if I push a button for an...
  4. KG5KS

    Ideas on mounts for two mobile radios

    I have a 2019 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab and will be putting in two small mobiles " President McKinley and Anytone 578 DMR radio. Normally I would mount in Havis at the center seat. Problem is sometimes I have to have that center seat. So can't have a permanent mount , figuring a mount for both...
  5. W4XED

    Mobile Install Question

    I've searched and searched, but can't find the answer I'm looking for. I'm going to wire my quad band mobile ham in my 2016 Malibu Limited 1LT (which has an auxiliary battery in the trunk to facilitate restarts when the auto-stop engages). The only difference I can find functionally between the...
  6. SpectralContent

    Kenwood NX-3720 wanted

    Looking for a new or used NX-3720. Message me if you have one you would like to sell/trade! Email: conjshort@gmail.com Thanks
  7. Updated BCT-15 (Non-x version) scanner

    Updated BCT-15 (Non-x version) scanner

    I have a hardly used BCT-15 (Non X version) mobile scanner for sale. Item description is below. Asking $200 or best offer. No longer needed as I purchased a Home Patrol 2 for the truck. Paypal is the prefered method of payment. Any and all questions will be answered. The Uniden Bearcat BCT15 is...
  8. K

    Tytera TYT TH-8600 Waterproof?

    I am looking for a radio that I can install on my Harley and have it weatherproof. I picked up the TYT TH-8600 because of it’s claim of IP67 rating. I took the top off the radio to look around a bit and noticed it doesn’t have any sort of gasket. Just metal on metal. Has anyone else opened...
  9. BoxAlarm187

    100 vs 200 in mobile environment

    Hey folks... Looking for some first-person feedback from those who spend as much time in the car as I do and may have had a chance to use the 100 and/or 200 in a mobile application. Background: I've been scanning since the late 1980's, and haven't owned a handheld scanner in 20+ years - I use...
  10. A

    Snowmobiler Looking for Answers

    Hello, I am new to this site and I'm hoping to learn some valuable knowledge. I've noticed many Backcountry snowmobilers using Baofeng and BCA radios. I assume most are using these illegally, so I am trying to go about this issue the correct(legal) way. Currently my Group is using...
  11. amoking

    auto tone decode?

    Hi All, I am returning to the hobby and am more of a 2M/70cm listener than a talker. I often drive long stretches throughout the western states. Is there any new tech out there in the mobile units (Kenwood, ICOM) that allow for auto tone decode when a band scan hits a repeater? I have the...
  12. rvacs

    Setting up SDS100 for Mobile GPS Use...

    So setting up a mobile setup. Wish they made a remote head like they used to. Would love to be able to fit my SDS200 or even a remote head for the BTC885. So with this in mind going with SDS100 with GPS bucket attached. My questions are: - When hooked to GPS understand the GPS logo should...
  13. n9mxq

    Anytone mobile

    AT-D578UV Video Demo Download link* https://wetransfer.com/downloads/f34a5c54e6f14739de776afec786631120181207022650/73713c7b770276909ebf54c3ef09934320181207022650/daaaf9 3 short videos showing the mobile. Apparently available early 2019.. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. B

    Hytera MD-652 Question

    How do i get this mobile to turn off and on whenever i turn my vehicle off and on? I know this sounds lazy but i do get tired of turning this radio on and off everytime i get in and out of the vehicle. I know i would have to wire the radio into a 12 volt hot wire that would be controlled by...
  15. CQ

    BCD436HP: SMA Connect/Disconnect Longevity

    Has anyone used their handheld in a mobile setup where they're removing, disconnecting external antenna and then reconnecting on a daily basis? If so, how long have you been doing it and is there any sign of the SMA connector weakening? I don't have any room for my BCD536HP as I have other...
  16. E

    Ambulance Radio Options

    Hey all- An agency I work with is specing out a new ambulance and there were talks about buying new mobiles with it. We have an analog VHF simulcast system with two repeater sites. We use Kenwood TK-790's for primary communications, with the dual head kit. One head in the back, one in the cab...
  17. L

    Scanner disconnect on RF sense

    Hey guys, I'm working on getting a mobile setup installed and had a question regarding my scanner. I'll have three radios and my scanner.. 4 antennas total. Scanner has a dedicated antenna. My question is, is there anything on the market that can disconnect the antenna from my scanner if I...
  18. P

    Is the Cell Booster Working?

    Hello, I want to test a cell (mobile) booster to see if it is working properly. I have a new RF reader. I guess that I need to set the frequency (Hz) on the RF reader and measure the detected power ratio (dBm) at that frequency; the stronger the power ratio the stronger the reception for the...
  19. N6PIV

    TRX-2: Mobile installation

    I purchased a TRX-2 specifically for the remote control head feature to install it in my daily driver but in testing it became clear that you run the risk of corrupting the SD card if you just drop the power when you turn the car off. For those of you that have installed the TRX-2 in your...
  20. S

    Car to Car Car to Base Setup Q's

    *** Note: I realize this is an advanced community. I will be asking incredibly simple Q's. I will appreciate any/all replies, advice, instructions. I have not researched comm systems bc I do not know what Q's to ask and have limited radio-speak terminolgy. Simply put...
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