Please post up pictures of your setup. I'm reinventing the wheel once again with my interior configuration and would love some fresh input.
Cool. Then you can show me how to werk it!I have lost count of how many of those I have, I think each truck has two plus there are some spares here and in WV. I do prefer the thinner aftermarket antennas they offer.
Ha, I admittedly am basic as F with these things; using them almost exclusively in simplex and primarily for vehicle to vehicle comms. That said I'm increasingly using them in concert with John's GMRS radios. One of the things I'm toying with is modifying the .csv file that is found here: https://radiofreeq.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/survival-channels-for-baofeng-programming-shtf-ham-frs-pmr-gmrs-murs-marine-weather-business/Cool. Then you can show me how to werk it!
I got my ham letters like 8 years ago and finally bought s $25 Boefuck off Amazon! Ha ha
Chris, what radio did you install?I did the handheld units for years but always hated them. The power and range when using in terrain is not good. The cooling isn't good, either, and they overheat when talking on them a lot, even at low power.
Then there's the matter of cabling: the rubber duck antennas suck so you hook up an external antenna and now you have a cable running to the HT. Add a 12VDC power cable and now you have a rat's nest in your cab.
I wanted a true 50+ watt mobile unit and finally got around to installing one. It's soooo much better. No cabling mess, no overheating, plenty of power to reach out over longer distances.
I still keep a handheld unit charged up in the cubby for spotting.