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Planning an HP-1 mount location

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I purchased an HP-1 (still waiting for it) and am trying to decide the best location in my vehicle (2009 Tucson) to mount it. I currently have a BC125AT using a cup holder mount from The Mount Guys. I believe I could still use this and just turn the mount 90 degrees so it clamps the HP-1 on the top and bottom rather than the sides since the power and antenna come in the sides.

I am also looking at possibly installing a Panavise bracket which would be in roughly the location of the yellow box I put in the photo. I'm not sure, however, if it is large enough to handle the HP-1's mounting bracket. I would also have to make sure that my antenna lead is long enough. Has anyone used any of the Panavise brackets to mount their HP-1? If so, how do you like it?

Lastly, I thought about the location under the climate control knobs to mount the Homepatrol bracket. There is a recessed change holder under the climate control knobs which MAY allow the Homepatrol bracket to sit down into. I would mount the bracket to the face of the ashtray since I do not use it. The only problem with that is that i would likely lose access to my front cigarette lighter.
 

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Yes, I did see that, Larry. I'm not crazy about the idea of blocking one of the vents but will keep them in mind if I don't like either of the other possible mounting locations. I decided against mounting it to the right of the radio because it would probably be in my wife's way. Plus, it would require a healthy reach to hit any buttons. Using Uniden's dimensions, I made a template and I think it will work out well under the climate controls. I will have to check when I actually get the scanner to make sure I can see it well. I can even move it over to the left so I don't lose the cigarette lighter because I use it to charge my phone.

I ordered the mobile mount bracket from Uniden today along with a right angle SMA male to BNC female adapter from The K1CRA Radio Store. I found them in an old RR post and picked it up for a song...$2.95 plus like $2 for shipping and he sent a shipping notice like an hour later. So I wanted to give him a shout out for great service.
 
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OK. I will have to check that out too. Thanks. I was considering an option similar to that...using a RAM or similar pedestal mount with the base screwed into the bottom of the cupholder. Just have to make sure there is nothing important underneath that I would drill into.
 
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