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wa2zdy

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Motorola GM300 UHF - ham and GMRS
Motorola Syntor X control head. 32 channels on 2m ham and scanning high band.
Kenwood TS480SAT control head. HF and 6m ham. Used mostly on CW.

The Syntor X and TS480 drawers were mounted on the rear bulkhead behind the seats. Power was a #8 wire from the battery to a 60A fuse block also behind the seats. And everything was grounded to a bolt behind the seats.

Antennas were a Larsen 5/8 for 2m and a Larsen 5/8 over 1/4 collinear for UHF on the roof. For HF was a Hustler on the left rear and an SGC tuner mounted in the bed inside where the antenna was mounted.

The only thing I never finished was mic hangers and the lead dress under/behind the control heads. And laugh if you must, but the Galls mount was free and did the job!

And yes, that's a morse code paddle on the gooseneck inside the truck. I'm not much of a talker; I've been a CW operator for almost 32 years, 20 of them mobile.
 

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jack103

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Chris # 8 AWG is usually fused at a max of 40 amps, in your installation the wire will overheat before the fuse opens up.
 
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