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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Amateur Radio and Your Bike

One thing I would like to do after getting my ride is to have a cool radio setup on it.

Oh, by the way, KE4IGG here, for those of you who are hams like I am.

For those of you who do have a radio setup on your bike, how did you pull it off? For example:

* How did you mount your radio on your bike?

* Is there a cool and convenient hands free set up? I've heard stories of some guys having hands free built into their helmets but the price being the helmets are full face.

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where the problem comes in is where to mount all the extra batterys and the 1000 watt. RF amp.....KB5T**

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Still got a old tube 1962 radio phone that works along with a 40ch portable, is not ham , but it wokrs

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Velcro the Vibroplex key to the gas tank. I haven't figured out how to mount the multiband Yagi and rotor yet.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 10:39 AM
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If you are talking about a 2m/70cm type rig, I've seen folks mount the remote head on a Ram mount, run the wiring back to a saddlebag where the main unit is Would be too difficult to do. On the ocassions I've used a radio on the bike I just put my HT on a Ram mount.

You may want to look over this group which is a club for mc riders and Hams.

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Thanks, RMW!

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 07:04 AM
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Im a ham as well kb1pyb,I do not have a radio on my bike,But I was thinking about putting my HT on it.
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I'm a ham as well. KB7JWS. I have a Icom 706 mkiig and I have one antenna for 2 m/440 MHz and another antenna with an antenna tuner for the rest. I don't have it mounted on my bike though. It would be a lot of stuff to mount. might not be bad if all you did was the 2 m.
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where the problem comes in is where to mount all the extra batterys and the 1000 watt. RF amp.....KB5T**
That's what the trailer is for.

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