Thanks. There is no decent place to mount a scanner in this car other than where I did. I picked the RS pro because of the closer color match. There was just a storage space under the climate control that happens to be a perfect din fit. Just had to open up the back of it. I didn't want a magnet or glass mount antenna so the unused onstar works great and universal fm antennas fit and they come in many lengths and colors.
Very nice. I did the same thing with my Grand Prix and two Vertex VX-3200 radios in 2004. (Picture in my shack photos.) Still have the car, and the radios have performed perfectly. I used small NMO trunk lip antennas since our AM/FM one is in the rear window, so people just think they are for the stereo anyway.
I never liked that huge storage hole in the dash and a radio does fit very well there. Great job and thank you for sharing.
Nice setup. I thought about putting a 2 meter radio in but them ham bands are barley used here. Get more use out of the scanner. I had to cut the back off the the storage compartment but it can be put back together if need be. I like keeping this car original. I bought it right off the truck in 05 and it's been flawless so I am keeping it. I have been using my hand held's but it's past time I did it right. Just glad I have the onstar mount that works for this. They changed in later years.
I did some testing with borrowed antennas including a tri-band mag mount scanner antenna, a 2 meter /440 mag mount. I found the bee sting I have works better at 700 and equal at 460 Mhz. The tri band was better on VHF, checking the weather band. For what I listen to the most (700Mhz) that silver Bee Sting is tops, and only $2. I ordered a black one and will see which one looks best and keep the other for a spare. Not too good at low band i would think, but I tried a 49 MHz search and drove around and did find many low power home signals. The little thing works, is cheap and stealth. Anyone would just think it is a normal car antenna.