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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1]' started by t_j, May 2, 2014.

  1. 1BAD454SS

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    Rtv the 3rd brake light mount to cab and using OEM foam seal on light seems to be fine no leaks so far. Foam that comes applied to the mount is a bit cheesy.
     
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    Getting ready for a Snoball run
    Looking for a recommendation on mount base and VHF/UHF antenna.
    I just picked up Icom id4100a, by the way I know nothing about radios lol
    Any advises would be great
    Thanks
     
  3. t_j

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    Give Keith at LVJ Motorsports to get sorted out with antennas and mounts http://lvjmotorsports.com

    As for your radio, you are going to have to do the TX band mod to make it work on GMURs and business band frequencies: Icom ID-4100 modification wide band TX by Marcus PA2DB
     
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    Defiantly get your ham license. Free repeater usage. Always someone on in case of emergency.


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    Dumb question incoming, but I'm new to all this radio stuff. What would happen if I ran a ground plane antenna in a spot where I would need a no ground plane antenna? Any risk of damage, or just reduced performance?


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    What antenna and where are you mounting it?
     
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    Rugged radios vhf/uhf antenna on the third brake light mount. Didn't see that it was ground plane when I ordered it


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    I have a question. I have a Larson no ground plane antenna. It was originally going to be mounted to the third brake light but I don’t want something that high off the roof due to not being able to fit in my garage. Now I know I could just remove the antenna but I don’t want to do that. So the question is can I mount it to the bedside? Will I get decent range and will it work?


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