Police Scanner Car Mounts and Holders

A police scanner is used to catch the action from local police departments.  Several years ago, these were fairly inexpensive because none of the transmissions were scrambled.  Today, it’s a bit different as many local frequencies are scrambled and require a more expensive police scanner to decode the scrambling. Police scanners come in many different sizes.  The sizes range from full tabletop to a handheld device.  Most police scanners come in the smaller handheld size.  This article will cover police scanner car mounts for the smaller handheld models. There isn’t such a thing as a custom mount for a police scanner. … Read more…

Mounts for the Uniden BCD396XT and BCD396T Handheld Scanner

The Uniden BCD396XT and BCD396T Handheld Scanners have been around for a while and will continue to be useful many years from now.  We still get questions regarding how to mount these scanners so though an article on that topic would be helpful. The Uniden BCD396XT and BCD396T Handheld Scanners aren’t very large.  The unit measures 2.4″ wide x 5.35″ high x 1.22″ deep – not including the antenna.  There is a rear belt clip and knob on the back of the scanner.  Take these off.  Nobody wears these on their belt anymore.  Removal will enable use of some good mounts.  Most … Read more…

Ham and CB Radio Mic Holders and Mounts for Cars and Trucks

This article is written to address a common problem with ham and CB Radios.  Namely, where to put the mic when not using it.  A lot of radio owners toss it on the seat.  That’s kind of ok unless there is a passenger, in which case, you could ask them to put it on their lap (which is probably not ok).  You can’t attach it to the side of the radio because it’s likely mounted under the dash and it’s virtually impossible to hang it on that little hook without taking your eyes off the road.  This is where mic … Read more…

Handheld Scanner Car Mounts

Handheld scanner car mounts are an excellent addition for your scanning activities.  I don’t know about you, but I hate leaving it on my passenger seat.  It won’t fit in a cup holder and forget about putting it on your lap.  The addition of handheld scanner car mounts are a big help in keeping your car less cluttered and most importantly, keeping your scanner at a handy location in case you need to view it quickly. Let’s discuss handheld scanner car mounts.  First measure the dimension of your handheld scanner.  You need to make sure that the mount will fit … Read more…

Car and Truck Mounts for the ICOM IC-703, IC-706, IC-706II

The ICOM IC-703 and IC-706 series of radios have been around for a while and still are going strong.  This series of radios include the IC-703, IC-703+, IC-706, IC-706MKII and IC-706MKIIG. This article will provide advice in terms of mounting the radio in a car or truck.  There are a few ways to mount this radio.  Some mount the entire radio intact while others remove and mount just the control head.  We will look at both methods. Mounting the entire radio requires use of a bracket called the ICOM MB-62 Vehicle Mounting Bracket.  These brackets fit several models from ICOM. … Read more…

Mounts for Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Handheld Scanner

Uniden continues to expand their very popular HomePatrol line with the Uniden Handheld BCD436HP scanner.  I remember when a scanner meant having a book of frequencies to key in so that you could find the traffic of interest to you.  Things have changed radically and like the tabletop Uniden HomePatrol-1 and HomePatrol-II Scanner,  just key in your zip code, select the traffic type you wish to hear and the radio finds the stations by itself.  It’s that easy.  Up and running in minutes. The scanner sports a very reasonable size given the capabilities.  The size is important when selecting a mount.  The unit measures 2.8″ … Read more…