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    Buying a(n) FTM-400xdr, what are the must have accessories?

    I run mine on a lip mount with no issues.
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    Using Rear Overhead Taillight/Cargo Light as Power Source for Cap

    That is what I did, I wanted the overhead light in the cap to turn on when the dome light was turned on in the cab. If I additional lighting I'll likely run a new set of wires.
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    Using Rear Overhead Taillight/Cargo Light as Power Source for Cap

    It's already done and works great.
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    HAM Radio Call Sign Check-In Thread

    For the general, I read the arrl book then took practice tests in my phone. I did this for about 2 weeks and passed comfortably.
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    Using Rear Overhead Taillight/Cargo Light as Power Source for Cap

    Hi All, I have a 2005 F-150 that I just put a used cap onto. I would like to wire the lights for the cap (and add additional lighting) from the overhead rear light on the cab of the truck. The reason for this, is I want the lights in the cap to come on when I use the cargo light switch on the...
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    HAM Radio Call Sign Check-In Thread

    I felt the same way until I started listening more. Some repeaters are used some days and some others. I set my yaesus to scan and pick up which conversation is happening.
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    Anyone using APRS?

    I've been driving around for a couple of weeks with APRS running on my FTM-400XDR. What I really like is my wife can see my location on aprs.fi. I also hit further repeaters than I can in voice. Meaning that the potential to get basic messages out, further away, is possible.
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    HAM Radio Call Sign Check-In Thread

    KC1LAP, but I have my vanity request pending. Looking to get the suffix NMW for North Maine Woods. As remote as you're going to find on the east coast.
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    Buying a(n) FTM-400xdr, what are the must have accessories?

    I ordered a Lido mount with the mic holder tonight. It's the one that mounts under the seat. I hope it is strong enough to stay erect during high speed travel off road.
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    Buying a(n) FTM-400xdr, what are the must have accessories?

    Yup got mine in. Used RTS to program which was easy to do. The only thing I need is a better mounting solution for the mic and head.
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    Buying a(n) FTM-400xdr, what are the must have accessories?

    Like the title says I have my cart ready from hro. What else do I need? I just passed my tech test and this will be my first radio. Should I get a specific programming software? I’ll probably do a APRS setup later down the line. In my cart now is my radio, antenna, mount + cable, and antenna...