ultraclyde
ultraclyde PowerDork
12/27/18 5:42 p.m.

...you tear it apart and drill a bunch of holes in it, right?

Mounted the ham radio and the pistol safe in the F150.

New vehicle interiors are like legos. Everything just snaps together. 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/27/18 6:01 p.m.

I was expecting this to be a fill in the blank thread.  My answer is always “until you get some road head in it.”

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
12/27/18 6:19 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair :

Yeah well not all of us are Neal Patrick Harris ok?

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man UltraDork
12/27/18 6:41 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair :

I was gonna say it's not yours until you do a burnout

secretariata
secretariata SuperDork
12/27/18 7:01 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

Is that a reference to giving or receiving said road head?

paranoid_android
paranoid_android UltraDork
12/27/18 7:02 p.m.

Which radio?  I’d love to move up from a handheld.

secretariata
secretariata SuperDork
12/27/18 7:03 p.m.

In reply to G_Body_Man :

Burnout was gonna be my answer too.  Decades ago it would have been "until you've done the ton in it".

ultraclyde
ultraclyde PowerDork
12/27/18 7:29 p.m.
paranoid_android said:

Which radio?  I’d love to move up from a handheld.

I'm currently running a Tytera TYT-7800. It's a cheap Chinese knockoff of a Yaesu unit. Its dual band (2m,70cm) but theres a quad band version that's more popular, the 9800.  I've been pretty happy with it and get good reports on sound and transmit quality. I did have an issue with flaking out when I was using it as a local repeater with my HT but restarting it fixed it.

Be aware, the FCC is cracking down on the imported radios because so many are not correctly certied. Not going to drag up the details here, but Google and read before purchasing.

carguy123
carguy123 UltimaDork
12/27/18 7:55 p.m.

You've got to christen it both front and rear (seats) before it's truly yours.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
12/27/18 8:02 p.m.

You make the last payment?

Daylan C
Daylan C UltraDork
12/27/18 8:15 p.m.
G_Body_Man said:

In reply to AngryCorvair :

I was gonna say it's not yours until you do a burnout

I don't agree. I've definitelty done burnouts in cars that aren't mine.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/28/18 12:08 a.m.

It ain't yours until you fart on the driver's seat. 

secretariata
secretariata SuperDork
12/28/18 4:49 a.m.
Appleseed said:

It ain't yours until you fart on the driver's seat. 

Just make sure to turn off the seat AC first if you have it!

ultraclyde
ultraclyde PowerDork
12/28/18 5:28 a.m.
Appleseed said:

It ain't yours until you fart on the driver's seat. 

Lol. This is what I usually say...

captdownshift
captdownshift PowerDork
12/28/18 7:44 a.m.

Jump it, all four off at once. 

The0retical
The0retical UltraDork
12/28/18 8:18 a.m.

it makes you bleed.

kazoospec
kazoospec UltraDork
12/28/18 11:29 a.m.
ultraclyde said:
Appleseed said:

It ain't yours until you fart on the driver's seat. 

Lol. This is what I usually say...

+3  Note: If this offends your sensibilities, you may also liberally sprinkle McDonald's fries under the seat for a similar aroma.  (BTW - is that normal or should I see a doctor?)

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
12/28/18 11:35 a.m.
G_Body_Man said:

In reply to AngryCorvair :

I was gonna say it's not yours until you do a burnout

If that's the case, then all of my cars aren't mine. I haven't done a burnout in decades. 

Type Q
Type Q SuperDork
12/28/18 11:48 a.m.
Datsun310Guy said:

You make the last payment?

I was going to say the same thing. For me, it doesn't feel like its mine if I owe money on it

ultraclyde
ultraclyde PowerDork
12/28/18 11:51 a.m.

It occurred to me I didn't post any pics of the finished install. Just to prove I can put stuff back together once I take it apart....

Control face and remote speaker are mounted to the center dash tray. If I decide to remove them I can put the rubber liner back in to hide the holes. I have a mic extension on the way so I can run it out the bottom of the dash instead of it hanging down.

And the main unit is under the drivers seat

The antenna cable runs out the vent in the back wall of the cab and up to a magnet mount 1/4 wave antenna on the roof.  The antenna looks like crap so I've ordered a half wave setup that will mount in the stake pocket on the cab.

Rodan
Rodan HalfDork
12/28/18 11:58 a.m.

Nice setup.  So you're happy with that radio?  I've been looking for a dual band mobile for our Bronco, and that looks like a good value.  I'm not big into HAM stuff, but I am licensed and find real radios much more useful than CB.  I would mostly be using it for comms on group off-road trips.  I've got a couple of the Baofeng HTs and have been very pleased with the performance for the $$...

I'm curious if the 7800 is unrestricted in transmit freqs like the Baofengs?  That's come in very handy for me a few times at work where I've used the Baofengs as a backup radio.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde PowerDork
12/28/18 1:20 p.m.

I do like the radio. It is like the Baofeng HTs, I even use the same software to program it. That frequency cross over is the very thing that the FCC is cracking down on. I would never transmit outside my license but receiving on those freqs can be handy.

I'd love to see a company make a mobile unit that could be type approved for ham use in one frequency range and also be type accepted for GMRS use as well. But the details of the regs pretty much kill it.

Rodan
Rodan HalfDork
12/28/18 2:10 p.m.

In reply to ultraclyde :

Thanks!  I'll put one of those on my list...

I hear ya on FCC regs... just like most Fed agencies, the rules are sometimes senseless.  I'm 100% authorized to use the freqs I use, but the radio itself doesn't technically meet the regs...

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