Ham Install - Yaesu FTM - 400 DXR

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Spent the past two days installing my Yaesu 400 and now ready for the apocalypse with multiple comms (CB, 400dxr, and FT70 DR.


Couple of install notes:

I lowered the windshield and routed both power and the coax from the antenna to the right passenger footwell, where i mounted the head unit. I found the piece of weather stripping ideal to hide the wires. In fact, both the coax and the controller unit wires fit perfectly into this channel simply by pushing them in between the weather seal and the trim.

Mounted the controller unit to 67 designs rail unit and a x grip on a 1inch ball. Reused the cooltech mount for the mic and mounted the FT70 and the Cobra to the grab handle using a JeepUniq mount.

Lastly - power. Instead of piercing the firewall, I lowered the windshield and snaked the wires through the a pillar cowling directly to the battery. Dressed it up with some wire loom and wired directly to the battery. So far so good.

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@voodoo11 Where did you mount your antennas? What size x-grip? My FTM-400 is supposed to get here this week.
On the driver side A pillar. I lowered the windshield and then snaked the wires underneath the cowling, in the small groove of the window seal/plastic dash.

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On the driver side A pillar. I lowered the windshield and then snaked the wires underneath the cowling, in the small groove of the window seal/plastic dash.

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looks good, which antenna mount is that one? do you have a part number? Is it just a universal lip mount? Thanks
 
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Thanks. Didnt know if you went comet or diamond. no drilling or anything? You mounted it to the plastic cowl or the metal behind it? Also any flex with that mount? What size antennae did you go with? Thanks
Nope. No drilling. I mounted it to the plastic cowling. The antenna is a diamond nr770 nmo, 40 inches.
 
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Looks good. Why mount the HT if you have the FTM400 up there?
It was my first transceiver. And I figure I would keep it handy if I want to get out of the vehicle for spotting, hiking, etc. But yeah, no real reason to mount it.
 

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This is awesome. Thanks for posting! I'm a longtime lurker and this is literally my first post. Do you have any photos of the cabling or the footwell mount? My JL is due to arrive next week and I've been hunting for FTM-400 installs. I like yours!
 
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This is awesome. Thanks for posting! I'm a longtime lurker and this is literally my first post. Do you have any photos of the cabling or the footwell mount? My JL is due to arrive next week and I've been hunting for FTM-400 installs. I like yours!
I'll go take some photos later today and post them here.
 

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I'll go take some photos later today and post them here.
Any pics more detail pics on the install? This whole set up is great. That 400DXR is hard to get now.
 

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Anyone find a good place for an auxiliary speaker preferably close to driver
 

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where is the control unit? I am looking on places to mount mine
 
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