• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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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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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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