Directory of mobile installers

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio' started by KK4EPQ, Jun 20, 2021.

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  1. KK4EPQ

    KK4EPQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I installed a mobile rig in my Camry many years ago, but it never really worked right so I took it out. Now I’d really like to put it back in, but I would prefer to find a professional who can help me properly wire and set up the radio inside the car. Would anyone know of a directory of companies or businesses that specialize in this sort of work?

    For reference I live just outside of Washington DC and heard there was a business here that could do that kind of wiring, but unfortunately I’ve reached a debt in with my search.

    thank you !
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  2. N2PQW

    N2PQW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't have a personal recommendation, other than the large companies like Bearcom that install radios in entire fleets. However, I've found that using the following search terms will get you the results that show many of the smaller shops that could help you:

    [ "two-way" installer Virginia ]

    You said you were near D.C., and I assumed you meant Northern VA. If you are in MD, of course search for that, instead!

    Good Luck!
    David / N2PQW
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  3. WS9K

    WS9K Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've always done it myself.

    until I bought a 2017 Camry last year.

    I could not find a way through the firewall.

    I stopped by a local car audio shop near work.

    I supplied the 8ga wire, and he did an excellent job for $60.

    I routed the control cable, mic cable, speaker myself and finished the job.

    The TS-480HX body is mounted in the trunk

    Last edited: Jun 20, 2021
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  4. KK4EPQ

    KK4EPQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    "two-way" ! Yes! That is what I was missing in my search, Thank you very much. Yes, I am in Northern Virginia.
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  5. KK4EPQ

    KK4EPQ Ham Member QRZ Page

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  6. KK4EPQ

    KK4EPQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm amazed at that setup. I didn't know they made radio that weren't the size of a paperback book. That is a very nice setup.
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  7. KK4EPQ

    KK4EPQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I asked at my local HRO and they said a local company called MAS Auto Stereo in Woodbridge near HRO does two-way installation.
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  8. N2PQW

    N2PQW Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's an excellent way to get a personal recommendation! Let us know how it works out.

    David / N2PQW

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