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Mobile Ham setup, finally finished!





flashpan

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I've been waiting on parts to put a dual band and CB setup in my jeep.
Parts finally came in and the weather was kind yesterday.
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Manually programmed my three favorite local repeaters. Wasn't as bad as I thought with this new Anytone 778.
And the CB is a President Bill. Super small, almost silly how small it is. But nice features and nothing blocks my rearview mirror.
 

NYECOGunsmith

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Yes very nice set up well done I need to do a gmrs set up. My cb is not working well for some reason.
Dusty, take look at the Yaesu FT2980, 2 meter only, 80 Watts output, programs just like your 8900, and only $149.95, on sale right now for that price at Ham Radio Outlet. Normally 169.95.
I have one , along with the 8900, in my Hummer for those times when I need a bit more power output in order to hit a repeater, but don't want the hassle of a linear amp.
YAESU FT-2980R Transceivers Mobile 2 Meters, FT2980R (hamradio.com)
 

Dusty

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Dusty, take look at the Yaesu FT2980, 2 meter only, 80 Watts output, programs just like your 8900, and only $149.95, on sale right now for that price at Ham Radio Outlet. Normally 169.95.
I have one , along with the 8900, in my Hummer for those times when I need a bit more power output in order to hit a repeater, but don't want the hassle of a linear amp.
YAESU FT-2980R Transceivers Mobile 2 Meters, FT2980R (hamradio.com)
What, no antenna recommendation? Something magnetic perhaps. Are you slipping?😉🤣
 

NYECOGunsmith

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Nope, not slipping, would have to see the vehicle in order to recommend an antenna, mag mount needs a fairly large steel surface to both stick to and provide a decent ground plane, and most of the off-road buggies I have seen lack that feature.

So it becomes a matter of seeing the body and frame, etc. To figure out what type of antenna to use and how or where to mount it.
 

Dusty

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Nope, not slipping, would have to see the vehicle in order to recommend an antenna, mag mount needs a fairly large steel surface to both stick to and provide a decent ground plane, and most of the off-road buggies I have seen lack that feature.

So it becomes a matter of seeing the body and frame, etc. To figure out what type of antenna to use and how or where to mount it.
You win, I don’t want to hack this poor fellas thread.