HF Mobile Install (Ram 2500)

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WJ6F, Jun 6, 2020.

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  1. WJ6F

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    Excellent advice! I did check and I do have a space in between the light and mount. I just hope it is far enough if some one gets over zealous closing the tailgate.
     
  2. WJ6F

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    I take mine of when we get rain
     
  3. WJ6F

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    I used the Blue Sea Systems 5025 ST Blade Fuse Block. I got it off amazon.
     
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  4. W4KVW

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    Mine would stay Off very often if that were the case here.I prefer one I can leave installed. {:>)

    Clayton
    W4KVW
     
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  5. KD2BBC

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    Lol well let
    Just hope for the best ... I was so pissed off when mine cracked my tail light it was not a cheap fix and nowadays tail lights are expensive to replace
    Thanks for taking notes

    nice install tutorial
    I love it
     
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  6. NX1Q

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    FYI, and I know it's not the best...but worth mentioning for the non-lazy for ecomm's... my 891 can run full power with a cig lighter adapter from Powerex in my 17 Camry
     
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  7. WJ6F

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    Good to know!
     
  8. WB5WLZ

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    In 2003 I installed the FT-857 and ATAS-120 in my Dakota. Grounding does make a big difference. One thing I found on the mount was paint overspray on the bottom. I removed the overspray and was good to go. Thanks for the video. Bob WB5WLZ
     
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  9. WS5W

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    did you have any inition/computer/fuelpump noise in your ram? I have a 2014 1500 and it is unuseable w/o the noise blanker
    Steve
     
  10. W7GST

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    I followed the information guidelines found on the K0BG.com website, and i couldn't be any happier with my installation for my 2017 Chevy Silverado. I also did the same type of install on my 2011 Chevy Silverado that I had before the 2017. LOTS of great info for mobile installations. I receive 5-9++ reports from DX contacts all over the world. Of course Im using a different antenna and radio, a HI-Q 5-80 Piranha with a Kenwood TS 480 HX.
    Good video as well.

    73 de W7GST
     
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