What is your Vehicle? - FOR A UNIVERSITY STUDY

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by N9PCT, Jul 31, 2018.


What type of vehicle is your mobile setup in?

Poll closed Aug 28, 2018.
  1. Light / Medium Duty Truck (ex. Ford F350 and smaller)

  2. Heavy Duty Truck (ex. Semi, Dump Truck)

  3. Van or Mini Van

  4. Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)

  5. 4 Door Sedan

  6. 4 Door Hatch Back

  7. 2 Door Coupe / Sports Car / Muscle Car

  8. Jeep / Off Road Vehicle

  9. Other

Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. N9PCT

    N9PCT Ham Member QRZ Page

    My name is Paul, N9PCT, and I am a graduate student at Purdue University and the ex-president of the Purdue ARC, W9YB.

    A colleague and I want to conduct a survey of the most common type of vehicle in which mobile radio setups are installed. We wish to know about "permanent" setups, such as "mobile" radio installs (like the Kenwood V71) and HF radio installs (like the IC-706) where the antennas are mounted to the vehicle. This does not include vehicles that are set up to use an HT as the transceiver, like running a mag mount with a Baofeng.

    The survey is a simple multiple choice poll attached to this post. The results of which are public and we hope will be of use to others wanting to know this as well. Please ask questions and I will be glad to provide clarification. Please add a response for each vehicle you have a unit installed in.

  2. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Mine was mounted in a Rolls Barely.
    Didn't see that on the list.
  3. KK4YWN

    KK4YWN Ham Member QRZ Page

    3/4 ton 4wd pickup. kenwood v71. larson nmo on the roof.
  4. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I've had a Rolls Canardly.

    Is the Barely the next model up or down?
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  5. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think it's the next 2 down
  6. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Might want to break the categories down further. While my car is a 4-door hatchback, it is very small and would be better listed as a sub-compact.
  7. KC4IUL

    KC4IUL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a 2012 Ford F150 Super cab 4x4. I made a heavy duty hump mount to hold the radios from Material that I bought from Tractor Supply. I mounted the radio brackets to the hump mount. No holes to drill the mount is pretty heavy and sets in place just fine. I run a Yaesu FT 857D and a Yaesu FT 100dr. The antennas are mounted in the stake holes with mounts that I purchased from Breedlove mounts. I run the hustler 80, 40 and 20 meter Resonators for HF and a Diamond SG7900ANMO antenna for 2m and 70cm.
  8. KF5BCX

    KF5BCX Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can see the "Radio Jeep" at my page. Good luck with your survey!
  9. KF5KWH

    KF5KWH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Mine is in a Motor Home, Itasca Sundowner Cheers
  10. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
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