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Old 03-04-2008, 01:26 PM
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Default FT7800 remote mount quick fix

Don't want to spend $59 on a remote mount kit for an FT-7800?

I ordered a replacement part RA0539800 "SUB PANEL" from Yaesu directly. This is the panel on the front of the radio itself, that the face plate snaps into.
$1.15. Shipping will be $6-10 or so.

(If that bugs you, remove the sub panel from the radio and put plastic shims where the tabs used to be, and reassemble it. That's free.)

This will attach to a Ram Mount .5" ball and arm system suspended from my rearview mirror attachment point. That will be about $27, kinda pricey but they are uber cool and totally configurable.

I will use CAT 5 cable to run down to the radio under the headliner.

Still have to figure out how to suspend the mic and cable without irritating myself or my .

On Line manual for the FT-7800:
http://www.radioamateur.eu/schemi/FT7800R_serv.pdf
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