Oh, sure......there ya go trying to throw cold water on a good time. It's my daily driver but, alas, it could be easier on the wallet when it comes to fuel economy. My Suburban has HF, VHF, UHF, 700-800 MHz, 2-way Xmit capabilities. No whacker items: no strobes, wig-wags, siren, cage or front push bumper. It is equipped a Unity spotlight (anyone who's owned a vehicle with one will tell you the transition to a vehicle WITHOUT one is stressful.) The Toughbook is equipped with touch screen capability making using those itty-bitty buttons on the radios unnecessary while driving. A Verizon air card allows me to remain online as I drive. The vehicle was purchased and equipped specifically as a stable, robust mobile data and radio platform.Wonder how the gas mileage is.
You mean, when I was LUCKY ENOUGH to find you guys. I've always been a big believer in permanent-mount antennas. This means dropping the headliner, drilling holes in my "baby" and pulling cable through the body pillars. I'll admit that when I was in my teens and early 20s I didn't give a second thought to climbing onto the roof or pulling apart the interior panels. Time and tonnage has made me much more cautious so when I needed 8 antenna holes punched into my sheet steel, I knew I could count on Lund Industries in Wheeling, IL. Lund supplied the console and MDT mount, I installed the radios/MDT. I had to move stuff around every so often to find the permanent configuration I liked the best.JImmy I remember that truck from when we did the install at my shop.. Secret service Limo's and suburbans are sent to assorted federal LE training acadmies for EVOC courses and then destroyed after they are no longer serviceable.