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VHF Radio fitment???

Postby DawidT » 12 Mar 2015 12:16

Hi Guys,

Some assistance needed please! I bought a 2way radio (VHF) and are in the process to get a licence for it. Where should I install the radio in my 4.8 GRX :think: Could you please give some advise and share photos. I want to install it permanently.
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Re: VHF Radio fitment???

Postby JoshJ » 12 Mar 2015 14:19

I have looked at two options. You can buy a very nice roof console for just over 5K and it fits in their. It has cubiholes for maps passports ect and it has reading lights. Or you can remove your OE radio and install the VHF radio along with a normal single deck cd player in the same space as your current double din radio. :mytwocents:
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Re: VHF Radio fitment???

Postby JohnBoyZA » 12 Mar 2015 14:36

Hi Dawid

good long term option from Josh. I wouldve prefered that in the long run. Mine is located left of the gear lever, lower down, don't have a pic, but it's always in the way of the passengers right leg and sometimes difficult to reach. I have also considered the mini cubbyhole, if I could find a small enough VHF. see my separate post re GPS placement there.
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Re: VHF Radio fitment???

Postby IanT » 12 Mar 2015 15:14

I had my 29 Meg in my 4.5 mounted under the drivers seat, with and external speaker, but that went with the 4.5, I now have an Anytone hand held unit that, when I am in my 4.8 I screw into a magnetic mount airial and have a plug in hand held mic. Whole set up cost me about R1500 :thumbup:
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Re: VHF Radio fitment???

Postby JoshJ » 12 Mar 2015 15:26

Ian that sounds like a great option. Can you give more info on this and pics. So nothing is permanently installed? Sorry for high jacking your post Dawid. But I also want to fit a VHF radio soon. :biggrin:
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Re: VHF Radio fitment???

Postby IanT » 12 Mar 2015 16:00

Correct I take it with me when I move from one vehical it the other, the guy to contact is Dion at a company called Bi-comm out on the east rand their number is 011 9696542, just got another radio from them for the farm and that was R945.00. I will try and take some pictures of the unit and will post them, I have a dash bag (to hide my bubbling dash :redface: ) and the whole setup is kept in there :thumbup:
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Re: VHF Radio fitment???

Postby ricster » 12 Mar 2015 16:25

Ian.... you do know JohnBoy is in the Cape. Well that's where he is supposed to be.... :lol: :lol: But maybe Dion can give some good advice and someone in CT can supply the goodies
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Re: VHF Radio fitment???

Postby IanT » 12 Mar 2015 16:42

DHL or Carrier Pigeon!!!! :rolling: :rolling:
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Re: VHF Radio fitment???

Postby DawidT » 13 Mar 2015 07:00

Thanks :thumbup: I was also wondering if it would fit in the small cubby hole. Will measure today. I am also concerned about the front passenger RHS leg if I mount it next to the gear lever.
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Re: VHF Radio fitment???

Postby rvanrooyen » 13 Mar 2015 08:23

Guy in Cape Town Area, that supplied and installed my radio was Joe Berg.
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