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Clean VHF/CB radio installs

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

  1. Feb 3, 2018 at 2:18 AM
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  2. Mar 7, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    Nice setup!
     
  3. Mar 7, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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  4. Mar 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    145EBA96-6613-4304-99D6-5C5267CB28A1.jpg I have the 400xdr and I love it. I run APRS in on one band and the other I run rpts, simplex, and I really enjoy the wires x system fusion. The AMS is very good.
     
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    Awesome, I had initially been leaning that way but saw the 5100 and figured I'd get some opinions. That's a similar programming to what I would do with APRS on one side and simplex on the other.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2018 at 4:29 PM
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    I went back and forth. I was swayed by an Elmer in my area who had done several different digital modes.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    If your serious about APRS I would stick with the 400 or the Kenwood 710 from what I have read. I recall reading that the ICOMs do not directly connect with the APRS system? it was more of a similar system but ICOM specific... dont quote me on it, but definitely do some research before pulling the trigger on it. I was looking at their 4100 but ended up with the Yaesu 100dr, which I like alot, but it is only a single band at a time radio.

    Also if you run a tablet, similar to @Paris0514 photo and you want to connect your radio to it, you may want too look further into the Kenwood 710. I have been looking into a solution to connect my 100dr with APRS droid on a tablet... but haven't come up with a good solution yet. The 400 could be better though... For my use the 100dr works fine- I dont need to constantly send out APRS packets, and it has a "dual-watch" feature that allows me to monitor two channels. If I were to do it again and had more cash I would likely go with the Kenwood 710.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the good info. From what I read the 400 has some decent integration for APRS with a tablet but I'll do some more digging.

    Thanks for the info on the Kenwood -- our work mobile/portable are Kenwoods and they're super solid. I'll do some looking into that 710 as well!
     
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    Where is everyone mounting their Cobra 75WXST handheld receiver at? Or anyone mount their receiver up on the dash somewhere? Show me some pictures please


    Edit: prefer 2nd Gen so I have a good comparison idea
     
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    Do a search in this thread or in "CB Specifics". There are plenty of installs.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    Not many installs of the Cobra 75 in this thread, that's why I am asking
     
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    I put my cb in the rubbish bin.
     
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    Sounds about the right place.
     
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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    Na CB is still super useful for road trips, local info, trail work... around here the logging companies are on Ch 1 calling out as they come around corners on single lane roads and such so it's even a useful safety tool...
     
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    I agree it's a useful tool, but so is a fax machine. There is just better technology out there.
     
  17. Mar 14, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    Well when the logging companies and every hillbilly on the interstate switches to APRS then we can revisit this discussion!

    I prefer HAM but honestly the CB is more useful for traveling, IMO.
     
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    I've always found that things I file that way end up being difficult to use when I need them.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2018 at 6:51 PM
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    Meh. Theirs other options. I like GMRS and ham. Not much of citizen band do I enjoy. In a group and it seems to be hardly anyone has them set up right.
     
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    Details on the tablet mount set up plz?
     

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