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…

RAM Mounts for HAM Radios

Mounting a HAM Radio in your car, boat or motorcycle is never easy.  That’s because HAM radio manufacturers rarely make mounts for their devices.  Today we discuss how a leading mount manufacturer’s products can be used for HAM radios.  RAM mounts are extremely popular because they are very well made and come with a manufacturer lifetime warranty.  The solutions discussed in this article are mostly made of metal.  The advice in this article also applies to scanners and many CB radios as well. There are two HAM scenarios that we will discuss:  handheld and detachable front panels from transceivers.  Examples of transceivers with … Read more…

Mounting a HAM Radio in the Car

There are several large HAM Radio manufacturers.  The largest are Yaesu, ICOM and Kenwood.  There are also some secondary companies that make some nice options such as Wouxun, Cobra and Baofeng.  A lot of what we discuss in this article apply to the other brands as well.  Mounting options are plentiful.  Mounting configurations sometimes depend upon the radio.  Most handheld radios are used in marine or mobile environments.  The majority have a rear belt clip or knob that inserts into a belt clip.  The larger tabletop versions often have a detachable head.  That head typically can be mounted while the … Read more…