Ham Radio Mobile Installation Yaesu FTM-100DR

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  1. VA2PV

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    Hello everyone,

    In this video I cover, step by step, the installation of my Ham Radio mobile, the Yaesu FTM-100DR with the Comet SBB1 dual band antenna. Because my vehicle is a Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 2017, which created some difficulties. I hope this installation video will help others who are looking for an elegant solution for their cars that has a crowded dashboard.

    73 Pascal VA2PV

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  2. KD2GIY

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    looks cool. what do you do when parked in a bad area? do you cover it?
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  3. KG5YEJ

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    Nice Install ... I need to redo mine ... Dont like wires showing ... Where did you get the bracket?
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  4. F4IGV

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    Belle instalation pascal, j'ai un Om du radioclub F4KIO qui va etre interessé de comment tu as fait ça.

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  5. WA2LXB

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    Nice video, tnx. I only watched once, but didn't see the fuses in the power line. Hopefully they are there and I missed 'em.
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  6. NF4J

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    Nice Install, there is another way to run your coax. It is how we used to install trunk lip mounts for the Cell Phone industry back in the late 90's. While trying to find the right spot for your lip mount, you should always try to find a place in the trunk lid that has the widest flange on the underside of the trunk lid itself where the lid and trunk gasket have the most tolerance.

    Once the right spot is located, you will punch a hole in the flange area of the trunk lid right where the coax folds underneath the lip mount, so you can run the coax IN TO the inside of the trunk lid and bring it back out in the same place the lock wiring, accessory wiring, etc, comes back in to the trunk area...usually close to the lid hinges. What this does is to allow the coax to enter in to the trunk lid right underneath the lip mount, runs through to the closest hole you can bring it back out, then immediately underneath the trunk deck where your transceiver is mounted. This completely eliminates the coax from running across your trunk deck gasket, thereby removing any opportunities of water coming in where the coax runs across the gasket. I used to have a bunch of install pictures detailing what we did but that was many years ago. Overall you did a really nice job...Well done. de Danny - NF4J
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  7. VA2PV

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    I try not to, hihi. The radio head is removable very quickly, I just disconnect the control cable, slide it on my left and it's of the stand. 73 Pascal VA2PV
  8. VA2PV

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    All the parts are links in the video comment section of YouTube. The mount is from Lidomounts, they're always at the Dayton Hamvention. See https://www.lidomounts.com/catalog/item/1478816/10152439.htm
    73 Pascal VA2PV
  9. VA2PV

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    Yes, I used the original wire, but I flip it around using the Anderson Power Pole, meaning that the fuses are closer to the battery then the radio and they are hidden under the trim close to the battery. Pause de video at 4:23 and you will see it. 73 Pascal VA2PV.
  10. VA2PV

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    Thanks for the advice, my trunk end directly into the window, I can't put the antenna mount there. On the side I need some loss to open the trunk. I think the best solution will be to drill a hole, but for now it's OK. 73 Pascal VA2PV

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