Ham radio · ftm400 ft7800r f150 · 2024-05-26 · Daniel

A while back, I moved my FT-7800R to my hamshack, and bought an FTM-400XDM to replace it in the truck, so I thought an update was in order. I never fully mounted the FT-7800R control head, but after switching to the FTM-400, I finished the permanent install by mounting the control head.

I bought a Bulletpoint Mounting Solutions RubiGrid for my F150, and some RAM Mount balls and arms to mount the control head.

Because the FTM-400 microphone only connects to the main radio unit, I needed to get an extension cable for that. I also needed a longer cable for the control head, which I built myself since it only needed flat 4-conductor cable and RJ 4P4C connectors, which I already had on hand.

I'm pretty impressed with the results of this install.

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