Ham Radio Install with DIY Mount

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Here's my Ham radio installlation. Antenna and mount are both Larson NMO type. Mount is DIY from scrap stainless. Structure under the accessory mount is grounded to the chassis under the hood with the braided copper, and both sides of the hood are bonded to the chassis with two more copper braids.

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Power is directly to the battery, through the available grommet above the main harness. Tests out with zero noise - contact said it was as quiet as a base station.

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Control mounted to the dash accesory rail (also DIY) and the base unit under the steering column.

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Mic panel mount extension in that pop-out panel above the console.

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Antenna SWR trace is nearly perfect.

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Bonding strap are a great idea!! Thanks for posting
 

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Here's my Ham radio installlation. Antenna and mount are both Larson NMO type. Mount is DIY from scrap stainless. Structure under the accessory mount is grounded to the chassis under the hood with the braided copper, and both sides of the hood are bonded to the chassis with two more copper braids.

IMG_8451.JPG
IMG_8456.JPG


Power is directly to the battery, through the available grommet above the main harness. Tests out with zero noise - contact said it was as quiet as a base station.

IMG_8454.JPG
IMG_8455.JPG


Control mounted to the dash accesory rail (also DIY) and the base unit under the steering column.

IMG_8452.JPG
IMG_8453.JPG


Mic panel mount extension in that pop-out panel above the console.

IMG_8465.JPG


Antenna SWR trace is nearly perfect.

IMG_8464.JPG
Beautiful install! Love your work. Congrats! 👏 😎
 

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Here's my Ham radio installlation. Antenna and mount are both Larson NMO type. Mount is DIY from scrap stainless. Structure under the accessory mount is grounded to the chassis under the hood with the braided copper, and both sides of the hood are bonded to the chassis with two more copper braids.

IMG_8451.JPG
IMG_8456.JPG


Power is directly to the battery, through the available grommet above the main harness. Tests out with zero noise - contact said it was as quiet as a base station.

IMG_8454.JPG
IMG_8455.JPG


Control mounted to the dash accesory rail (also DIY) and the base unit under the steering column.

IMG_8452.JPG
IMG_8453.JPG


Mic panel mount extension in that pop-out panel above the console.

IMG_8465.JPG


Antenna SWR trace is nearly perfect.

IMG_8464.JPG

Where did you find the long Picatinny rail?
 
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