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: