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FT-7800R In-Dash Install

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W9EKG

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I am thinking about taking out my car's OEM commercial radio and replacing it with a Uniden BCD996XT. This means I will have a single DIN of extra space. Does anyone know where I would find a DIN mount to place my FT-7800R in the dash as well? I would rather mount the whole radio in, instead of buying the remote-head package, to keep my wiring in the same place. Has anyone tried replacing their car's commercial radio with their ham setup? Thanks. BC
 

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I would repeat the warning about excessive heat build up for 'in dash' transmitting radios. doesn't matter how much room is back there, it will get hotter than if it were mounted in an 'airy' place. Sometimes, those connecting cables are a LOT easier to deal with than an in-dash mount. That's up to you, so you decide.
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I second LtDoc's comments and also you will have to consider will you will mount 2 external speakers as you will need one for each.
 

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I am thinking about taking out my car's OEM commercial radio and replacing it with a Uniden BCD996XT. This means I will have a single DIN of extra space. Does anyone know where I would find a DIN mount to place my FT-7800R in the dash as well? I would rather mount the whole radio in, instead of buying the remote-head package, to keep my wiring in the same place. Has anyone tried replacing their car's commercial radio with their ham setup? Thanks. BC
Have you thought a console?
Havis: C-VS-1800-ESC-1: Console, Vehicle specific, 18" Total mounting space, 0 Degrees, Housing complete, Ford Escape, 08-12

That's for a 2008 so not sure about an 07. Just a thought before you tear apart the dash!
 
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