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Clean VHF/CB radio installs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by FoleySwampPlotts, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Dec 8, 2017 at 6:30 AM
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    RevivalOL

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    My antenna is mounted to the bed rail right behind the cab on the driver side. I don’t have any pics, but it’s really straightforward. The Midland is a great little unit - easy to use, clear sound, and I get goo range with my setup (4-5 miles).
     
  2. Dec 8, 2017 at 8:17 AM
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    On the HF side I just have a 4' firestick - mostly just good for 11m which is my main interest. It will pick up some 10m transmissions if I try, but I don't really use that band nor go searching for signals that much. No tuner, just hardware tuned for best SWR performance on 11m, but if I was more of a ham geek, a tuner box would certainly help.

    On the VHF/UHF side I originally had a Larsen NMO2/70B which worked well and was not expensive. However when using it offroad the curly-Q coil built into it would snag brush all the time and eventually pulled it right off the truck. I have since replaced it with a Comet SS680SSB which is a little heavier built, spring loaded and sleeker so it won't snag brush.

    I currently use mostly fixed channels/frequencies/repeaters so this set up it adequate for my needs at the moment, but like I said, if one is more of a ham and wants to make use of ALL the frequencies then a screwdriver antenna is probably better suited. If you're using the ATAS and Yeasu radio combination , no separate tuner box is necessary. The radio and antenna were designed to work together and will tune correctly. If you have a different radio and/or antenna then a tuner box will probably be needed to make it all work.
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2018 at 8:42 PM
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    AT Overland Habitat Icon Stage 3 TRD Sema Wheels Cooper STT Pro tires TRD Pro Grill SSO Slimline Bumper Smittybilt Winch Synthetic Line Factor 55 Pro link CBI rear swing bumper CBI sliders Prinsu Design Studios cab and cap racks Dual battery ARB Fridge Freezer MSA drop fridge slide Head rest DVD players for rear seat passengers Yeasu 400xdr amateur radio Midland MXT400 Hondo Garage Unholy dash mounts
    Did a lot on radio organization. I currently am running a Midland GMRS 40 way Radio. I also have a Yaesu 400xdr Ham Radio.

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  4. Jan 26, 2018 at 2:37 AM
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    DrFunker

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    Where did you get that mesh pouch? :hattip:
     
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  5. Jan 26, 2018 at 4:24 AM
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    The pouch was originally for my khans 30 Arc’teryx Leaf pack. I decided to put the pouch there a year or so ago. The pouch is from London Bridge Trading.

    Blue Ridge Overland Gear sells a pouch similar as of last year I think also which they advertise for placing exactly in the same place.
     
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  6. Jan 26, 2018 at 4:50 AM
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    Really dig it! super clean, nice install
     
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  7. Jan 26, 2018 at 5:47 AM
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    I see some pouches they have, but nothing specifically for that location. Do you have a link? I really like this idea.
     
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  8. Jan 26, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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    Love the NiteIze mounts. It's so much easier than trying to slide the bullshit into the slot.
     
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  9. Jan 26, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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  10. Jan 26, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    Looks amazing paris.

    Will definitely be getting my ham tech cert after I get my taco.
     
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    What kind of antenna are those (referring to the donkey dick and cow pie aka low profile antennas)? Are all 3 antennas required to run for cb use?
     
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  16. Feb 1, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    '16 Tacoma- Avid side steps, LED interior lighting, yaesu ft-2900R VHF radio (KD8EHC), dog box, Garmin Alpha, Plott Hounds Wife's rig '12 Rav4 4x4 4cyl.... its a cupcake, but a damn good runner
    Hey will someone post a link to those magnetic ball mounts that i see some of you are using for your mics
     
  17. Feb 1, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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  18. Feb 2, 2018 at 3:21 PM
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    Had an idea with a gopro mount!!

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    Have you seen the @Lostsheep insert? :D
     
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  20. Feb 2, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    Which insert? Rj11????
     

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