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the caveman
03-25-2013, 05:59 PM
Its not that good of a pic but you can tell what's there.

03-25-2013, 07:38 PM
What is the rAdio mounted to?

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the caveman
03-25-2013, 08:16 PM
its a console I made out of chip board. I'm currently working on making a nicer one out of sycamore.

the caveman
03-25-2013, 08:17 PM
Its mounted to it by an aluminum bracket I made.

03-25-2013, 08:27 PM
What kind of vehicle

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the caveman
03-25-2013, 08:30 PM
1989 Chevy s-10 regular cab

03-26-2013, 02:13 PM
You really should just hardwired the rAdio. Free up the aux port

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the caveman
03-27-2013, 01:34 PM
I will be soon.

Moonchild 747
05-05-2013, 08:57 PM
Like the Uniden speaker...great sounding speaker.

the caveman
05-06-2013, 05:47 AM
They are fantastic speakers. I just put an older stock cobra mic in with my setup and I like it better than the one pictured.

10-06-2014, 05:11 AM
How did you ground your setup?

the caveman
10-11-2014, 07:02 PM
It had a wire I hid mounted to the bracket and ran to the frame. This is my old old setup.

12-08-2014, 08:37 AM
It aint running off the cig. lighter plug is it? They cant really handle much more than a cobra 19 or uniden pro-510. Had a guy earlier this year hooked a cobra 29 with mosfet conversion to his lighter plug and it burnt the truck. The fuse kept poping so he wrapped it in tin foil. 2010 Toyota made one hell of a bonfire. Insurance refused to cover it so he is screwed.

12-10-2014, 11:28 PM
The uniden 980 and sirio performer or turbo 5000 should be a decent setup for a starter rig. Radio wise the 980 isn't a power house on either am or SSB but it has clean clear audio. I use the Bluetooth mic with mine and it sounds and works very well. If you want to up your radio a bit look at the optima mk3 or rci 2950. The sirio antennas are very good antennas from my experience with them. I use a performer 5000 with a mag mount, optima mk3 for a radio and an icom hm-36 mic, works very well for SSB. If you plan on mostly am use get a cobra 29. If you do plan on SSB the 980 is a good radio to start with, mine was dead on frequency out of the box but power wise will do about 15-18 watts max on SSB, maybe 8-10 watts on am If that. More toward 8 watts from what I have seen. But they have a good receive and good clean clear audio. Good luck with whatever you decide and have fun!! God bless.