DIY VHF Radio installation

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Choppies
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:23 am

Hi

So I installed my VHF radio. Not difficult at all.

Made my own bracket so I can avoid making another hole in the bodywork.

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Thanks to Family_Dog for all the assistance with the radio.
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:02 pm

Netjies gedoen! Het jy die bracket laat laser cut en masjien buig?
My radio is maar vasgesit met gat in die fender. Die hoof rede daarvoor was maar dat ek baie wissel tussen n canopy en seiltjie, so ek wil nie heetyd daaraan karring nie.
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:19 pm

A job well done.Looks great.
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:30 pm

coetzer94 wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Netjies gedoen! Het jy die bracket laat laser cut en masjien buig?
My radio is maar vasgesit met gat in die fender. Die hoof rede daarvoor was maar dat ek baie wissel tussen n canopy en seiltjie, so ek wil nie heetyd daaraan karring nie.
Dankie

Ek het 'n off cut stuk staal plaat gekry en die plek waar ek dit gekry het hom vir my gemasjien buig.
Ek het die res met 'n grinder vise en hammer gedoen.
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:06 am

Ja dit is nou regtig goed gedoen. Mooi gedink oor daardie bracket. Op wat het jy die bracket ontwerp?

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:02 pm

Jacques, it was great meeting you and your brother! As mentioned elsewhere, I'm just sorry it never occurred to me to chat with you on your return trip, we normally can chat from my office to just beyond Stilfontein.

For some reason I am unable to see the pics you posted on this forum although they did show up for me on the Community Forum. Appears that I am the only one having this problem?

Enjoy Berakah!


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Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:38 pm

Choppies wrote:Hi

So I installed my VHF radio. Not difficult at all.

Made my own bracket so I can avoid making another hole in the bodywork.

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Bracket
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Bracket fitted
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Wire installation
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Radio fitted
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Finished
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Thanks to Family_Dog for all the assistance with the radio.
Unable to see anything. Can you assist please ?


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Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:00 am

Mars wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:06 am
Ja dit is nou regtig goed gedoen. Mooi gedink oor daardie bracket. Op wat het jy die bracket ontwerp?
Ek het dit op Google gesien en gedink dit was 'n goeie idee.

Ek het TT op skool gehad, moes my pa se skoolgeld vir iets gebruik.
So het net op 'n karton dit uit geteken.
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:03 am

Tom wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:38 pm

Unable to see anything. Can you assist please ?


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Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:12 am

Family_Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:02 pm
Jacques, it was great meeting you and your brother! As mentioned elsewhere, I'm just sorry it never occurred to me to chat with you on your return trip, we normally can chat from my office to just beyond Stilfontein.

For some reason I am unable to see the pics you posted on this forum although they did show up for me on the Community Forum. Appears that I am the only one having this problem?

Enjoy Berakah!


-F_D
No problem

I will definitely try my best to enjoy Berakah.
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