Yaesu FT-7900R install in my 2020 JLUR

Suffolklou

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I thought I would share my install of the Yaesu FT-7900R.

First I bought a Yaesu FT 7900R on ebay, as it is not made anymore, but it is a nice, compact dual band Ham.
It is the European version so the antenna is a N-connector and it already has the MARS mod. (I didn't know any of that when I bought it)

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I modified (aka cut up) my soundbar for an external speaker

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I had to make a spacer for the speaker grill, so I drew it up and 3D printed it. (Circled below)

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This is what the sound bar looks like from the inside with the speaker and grill installed.

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I ran the wire down the passenger side B-pillar, I plan on putting the radio under the passenger seat.

This is the speaker that I chose. And then tore apart.

2.75x4.5 Universal CB Extension Speaker with Swivel Bracket
This CB extension speaker has a durable metal mesh grill and includes a swivel bracket.

I want to mount the radio face on the A-pillar on the drivers side, so I installed a 20mm ball mount on both A-pillars with a nutsert (rivet nut or rivnut).

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Passenger side 20mm ball.

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For power I am using the aux switch number 1. it is a 40 amp power supply.

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The head unit will live under the passenger seat

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The radio from the back seat

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I attached the mounting bracket to the carpet using large washers for reinforcement.

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the excess wire went in the passenger side outer footwell

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The antenna is a Comet SBB5 NMO. It stick out above the roof about 10".

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