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CDM1250 Mobile Mount?

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tgbrengel

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Hello. I work as a county LEO and recently switched agencies. I have two CDM1250 (vhf, uhf) I had them installed in my old work car, primarily for scanning use. My new employer will not allow permanent mount of radios (take home car). Any suggestions on how to set up the radios without permanent mounting? I was talking to a radio tech at the garage and he suggested using mag mount or trunk lip mount antennas and making a "console" in my duty bag (using parts from my old console) and run the radios off cigarette lighter plugs...any suggestions? I know this isn't ideal at all but I'd still like to use the radios (they work far better than scanners)...
 

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Hello. I work as a county LEO and recently switched agencies. I have two CDM1250 (vhf, uhf) I had them installed in my old work car, primarily for scanning use. My new employer will not allow permanent mount of radios (take home car). Any suggestions on how to set up the radios without permanent mounting? I was talking to a radio tech at the garage and he suggested using mag mount or trunk lip mount antennas and making a "console" in my duty bag (using parts from my old console) and run the radios off cigarette lighter plugs...any suggestions? I know this isn't ideal at all but I'd still like to use the radios (they work far better than scanners)...
Can you leave the radios in the car; just not drill holes and bolt them in place? Same for the antennas?

If that's the case, your tech's ideas about mag or trunk lip mounts and cigarette lighter plugs is a decent one, especially since you use these radios as scanners, not for transmit.

I have a UHF CDM1250 fastened to the side of my console right now with Gorilla Tape. It took some trial and error to figure out how to hang it there so it won't pull away over time plus be sturdy enough. So far, so good. When warmer weather hits, I'll do its permanent install which will be a remote mount configuration piggybacked on the VHF CDM1250 already bolted into the bottom of the Ford console.
 

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I met a truck driver once that mounted his radios inside an old milk crate. He had them with the face pointing up. He'd plug in to the cigarette lighter plug and drop the mag mounts up on the roof. Swapping the radios between trucks was as easy as unplugging it all and carrying the crate to a new truck.

The milk crate worked pretty well. He either stuck it on the passenger seat and held it in place with the seat belt, or stuck it on the floor boards on the passenger side.
 

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How about using a cutting board like mom used to cut up vegies?

They have them at Walmart. I get the one with the cutout for a handle.
Mount your radio on the cutting board. Then tread the seatbelt thru the handle cutout. Then the radio stays put.....
 
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