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Eduk8tr...you're Icom 706mkiig mount is brilliant

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Moleculo, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    I saw your cigarette lighter mount you did for your 706 in your picture album. That is brilliant! Did you come up with that idea on your own or did you steal it? Does it move around or work it's way out of there on a bumby road?



    http://www.worldwidedx.com/members/eduk8tr-albums-icom-706-mkiig-install.html
     
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  2. IMD262

    IMD262 Well-Known Member

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    I Think I'll steal the idea, cheap,simple and no hassle.
     
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  3. EDUK8TR

    EDUK8TR Administrator

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    Nope, didn't steal it. I kept looking at that blank that had the cigarette lighter and really considered pulling the center console out and removing the blank and installing something in its place. Simplicity sparked the use of the old cell phone charger. That charger had some good spring loaded side friction pads on it. No, it doesn't work its way out on bumpy roads.

    73

    Wayne C.
     
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  4. Happy_Hamer

    Happy_Hamer Administrator Staff Member

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    Wayne,

    Do you have larger pictures? put a post in the admin section and I will make a pdf of your setup, nice idea you have there
     
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  5. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    Do you go there for a good laugh sometimes HH?:D
     
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  6. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    I'm lazy, double faced tape squares are handy.

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  7. EDUK8TR

    EDUK8TR Administrator

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    74IN,

    Looks good! I thought about doing the same thing when I was looking over what I wanted to do. I also wanted to be able to remove the head to store it else where from prying eyes who might zero in on my PU with the large antenna. That at any rate is part of the plan.
    73

    Wayne C.
     
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  8. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    I can still pop it loose the regular way, not as easy as yours.

    One good thing is, the shifter hides it in park.
     
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  9. SR385

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    Mounts that mount into a cup holder

    GPS City 'CUP HOLDER MOUNT' Search Results Page

    Another alternate for a non-permanent remote head mount or GPS mount. The base sits in a cup holder.
     
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  10. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    Then where do I put a beer?
     
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  11. COBRA148FGTLDX+

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    Icom 706 MKIIG install

    Nice install , on my 706mkiigs we have in our cars we went to walmart and got some heavy duty velcro in the crafts department. We cutout the velcro where the quick disconnect clip on head so we could remove the cable from the head quickly.
    The other part of the velcro we put on the dashboard for quick disconects.
    Out of sight out of mind of would be crooks. Radio mounted under seats and seats would have to be removed to get to the main radios.
    I wont be able to do that with my IC 7000 as the quick disconnect cable on remote head is in the center of head and not the edge like the 706mkiig. Why did they do that to me....
     
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