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Anyone have a scanner or 2 way radio in the TC?

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If so where did you mount it. I'd like to put a scanner in mine, not many options for a good location, just curious where you might have put yours! 

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I put my old BC-895 on the shelf over my head. (Since I can't use it for trunking anymore, I filled it full of MilAir freqs.)
Yeah, I know, I can't see the display, but I usually don't need to.
I ran antenna and power up the LH post, with a switch mounted on the lower portion of the pillar, since the power is otherwise always on.


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That's two things that have always bothered me about my TC: the lack of appropriate power sources (other than the radio circuit) and the total lack of suitable mounting locations for radios.
But, you know, what else are ya gonna do?

 

I've always thought about putting a smaller/lower-profile radio right on top of the dash. But you might as well put a sign in your window, inviting someone to break in.

And I've considered mounting a scanner to the bottom of the overhead shelf, right in the middle. But this would block the dome/map lights.
So..............    ?


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Pic of inside antenna, through dirty windshield. NMO mount, with a small sheet of grounded tin underneath. (Another whip is on the fender.) Outlet is for GPS, or what-have-you.
 

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I thought about mounting it in on the overhead shelf, but I really want to be able to see the display. 

 

Thanks for the input. 

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> I really want to be able to see the display. 

Yeah, I know. That's the BIG disadvantage. But there's a lot of room up there! I make an effort to secure the radio(s), for safety.
An alternative, if you have 700 bucks or so laying around, is the Whistler TRX-2 with the removable remote head. And, if you can still find one, Uniden used to make a remote head that was compatible with a few of their models. But I don't think they would be recent models and, if not, they wouldn't do Phase 2 trunking.
Another option (which I have never tried) is something like the BC536, with wi-fi. Then you could prop your wi-fi-equipped tablet in the dashtop tray opening or, in a pinch, on top of the steering column. Actually, I have a BC536 that I've never used and, IIRC, the software for the wi-fi function is optional. But I think you can find it for free.
Good luck.

Edited by George_97220

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You may want to check Ram mounts. https://www.rammount.com.  You could mount a goose neck stalk to the passenger front seat.  The radio would then be between the shifter and the console. Easy to access the channels and mic.  And being a goose neck you can move it, if it gets in the way.

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David:
They make some slick stuff.

But the rigs we're talking about are pretty good size.

https://www.rigpix.com/bearcat/bc895xlt.htm
https://www.rigpix.com/whistler/trx2.htm

Hmm. But maybe their laptop mount would work? Is that what you meant?
https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-VB-175-SW1
I like that!
And it looks like you can still use the front seat, for the most part.
AND, it's on Amazon, too!
Tnx.

 

G.

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No particular recommendation, just wanted to let you know they exist.  They have all sorts of mounts and most of the stuff is interchangeable.  Very popular among bikers and cops, so its quality stuff.

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