Amateur radio install in an H2

Share your communications gear installations here.
Post Reply
User avatar
h2005
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:57 am
Call Sign: .
Location: Northern AZ

Amateur radio install in an H2

#1

Post by h2005 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:39 pm

Has anyone installed an Amatuer radio in a H2 yet? If so any photos?

User avatar
DaveK
Site Admin
Posts: 3060
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:33 am
Call Sign: K6DTK
Location: Southern California

Re: Amateur radio install in an H2

#2

Post by DaveK » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:55 pm

h2005 wrote:Has anyone installed an Amatuer radio in a H2 yet? If so any photos?

H2005:

As a matter of fact, yes we have a member who has installed amateur radios in an H2.

But first things first. Welcome.

If you get a chance, post up some details about you and your rig. I'll post some pics later tonight.
DaveK
K6DTK


Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

User avatar
OLLIE
OAUSA Board Member
Posts: 2693
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:31 am
Call Sign: K6JYB
Location: Sweet Home Alabama!!!

Re: Amateur radio install in an H2

#3

Post by OLLIE » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:11 am

DaveK wrote:
h2005 wrote:Has anyone installed an Amatuer radio in a H2 yet? If so any photos?

H2005:

As a matter of fact, yes we have a member who has installed amateur radios in an H2.

But first things first. Welcome.

If you get a chance, post up some details about you and your rig. I'll post some pics later tonight.

Don't mind Dave's tardiness. He isn't a spring chicken any more. :lol: Dave's H2 has quite the setup.
"OLLIE"
(K6JYB)


APRS
K6JYB ("BugEater")
K6JYB-7 (VX-8R)


http://www.facebook.com/FJOllie

"Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, the Marines don't have that problem."
-Ronald Reagan


CHECK OUT THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE USA AMATEUR RADIO NET:
Every Thursday night at 7:30pm PST

Repeater
146.385+ PL: 146.2 Keller Peak (Echolink Equipped)

User avatar
h2005
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:57 am
Call Sign: .
Location: Northern AZ

Re: Amateur radio install in an H2

#4

Post by h2005 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:54 pm

Cool, I look forward to seeing his setup. I just finished my install and was just looking to see what other people had done for their installs. I have been very busy with work and I haven't had much free time lately.

User avatar
cruiserlarry
OAUSA Board Member
Posts: 2753
Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:23 pm
Call Sign: W6LPB
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact:

Re: Amateur radio install in an H2

#5

Post by cruiserlarry » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:19 pm

Welcome to the forum, h2005...

How about a name and call sign ?? We can add you to the "official" OAUSA Amateur Radio Operator Roster :D

What radio(s) did you install in the H2 ?
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear really bright, until they start talking

W6LPB / WPOK492

Become a DIRTY PARTS FACEBOOK fan !!!

User avatar
DaveK
Site Admin
Posts: 3060
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:33 am
Call Sign: K6DTK
Location: Southern California

Re: Amateur radio install in an H2

#6

Post by DaveK » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:08 pm

OK. The pics.

There is a Yaesu 8800 and an Icom 7000 mounted on the dash. For UHF/VHF duties, the radios each have access to the roof rack mounted antenna via the antenna switch seen in the second photo. Neither radio is mounted so that it interferes with the view out the front as they are both below the hood line. Having them in this location makes cable hookup to the computer, the GPS, various modems and APRS equipment, much easier.
IMG_0467 (Large).JPG
IMG_0467 (Large).JPG (130.68 KiB) Viewed 4316 times
IMG_0469 (Large).JPG
IMG_0469 (Large).JPG (42.62 KiB) Viewed 4316 times
DaveK
K6DTK


Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

User avatar
OLLIE
OAUSA Board Member
Posts: 2693
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:31 am
Call Sign: K6JYB
Location: Sweet Home Alabama!!!

Re: Amateur radio install in an H2

#7

Post by OLLIE » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:24 pm

Dave,

On the antenna selector, which selector is that (what brand/model? I haven't seen a bulkhead mount selector like that. Did you modify one and turn it into a bulkhead selector switch?
"OLLIE"
(K6JYB)


APRS
K6JYB ("BugEater")
K6JYB-7 (VX-8R)


http://www.facebook.com/FJOllie

"Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, the Marines don't have that problem."
-Ronald Reagan


CHECK OUT THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE USA AMATEUR RADIO NET:
Every Thursday night at 7:30pm PST

Repeater
146.385+ PL: 146.2 Keller Peak (Echolink Equipped)

User avatar
DaveK
Site Admin
Posts: 3060
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:33 am
Call Sign: K6DTK
Location: Southern California

Re: Amateur radio install in an H2

#8

Post by DaveK » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:20 pm

Ollie:
It's been a while since I installed the selector, but I think it is either an MFJ or a Diawa. Both the switch and the surface on which it is mounted were modified just a little in order to make it work. The result was that the switch body is behind the dash (bulkhead), keeping both it and all of the co-ax out of sight and out of the way.
DaveK
K6DTK


Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

User avatar
OLLIE
OAUSA Board Member
Posts: 2693
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:31 am
Call Sign: K6JYB
Location: Sweet Home Alabama!!!

Re: Amateur radio install in an H2

#9

Post by OLLIE » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:45 pm

DaveK wrote:Ollie:
It's been a while since I installed the selector, but I think it is either an MFJ or a Diawa. Both the switch and the surface on which it is mounted were modified just a little in order to make it work. The result was that the switch body is behind the dash (bulkhead), keeping both it and all of the co-ax out of sight and out of the way.
I like it. I'm going to have to do something like that.
"OLLIE"
(K6JYB)


APRS
K6JYB ("BugEater")
K6JYB-7 (VX-8R)


http://www.facebook.com/FJOllie

"Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, the Marines don't have that problem."
-Ronald Reagan


CHECK OUT THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE USA AMATEUR RADIO NET:
Every Thursday night at 7:30pm PST

Repeater
146.385+ PL: 146.2 Keller Peak (Echolink Equipped)

Post Reply

Return to “COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest