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    Newbie from Colorado

    Welcome from Sacramento, CA! Nice rig! I have a 99 Tahoe as well.
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    99 Tahoe build

    My Yaesu FTM-400 and usb. The plan is to use the Ram mount HD pole attached to the seat bolt and mount the radio and iPad there. They will be closer to control and keep the dash/windshield as clean as reasonable. It would also be easier to adjust between passenger and driver. Basically rotate...
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    99 Tahoe build

    My power center installed...
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    99 Tahoe build

    Bad form, right! Here are some pics from Lake Berryessa . They may be a little big...
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    99 Tahoe build

    Its time to update this project... New BFG T/A KO2 - really like these tires so far Added Electrical distribution under the rear seat. Easier wiring for accessories. USB charger installed on the center console. Gives some other options for charging phones etc. Yaesu FM-400XDR. Put the antenna...
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    HAM Radio Call Sign Check-In Thread

    I'm about 8'4", only know as I scrape a little in the parking garage at 8'2". My antenna is 27" or 29" (I believe 1/4 wave). I've been able to get 33 mile very clear reception. I did the roof mount due to a better ground plane. I also have an NMO rain cap, I take off the antenna if I know I'm...
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    HAM Radio Call Sign Check-In Thread

    So far I like the radio. Don’t really have any experience to compare it to though. What are you wanting to mount it in?
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    HAM Radio Call Sign Check-In Thread

    I did the install myself, after some research. I have a 99 Tahoe. Put an nmo mount on the roof. There is easy access taking the inside roof console off. Ran the coax down the B pillar. Mounted the radio to the transmission hump. I had installed a fuse/relay block indef the rear seat. Got my...
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    Friday Night HAM Radio NET

    Didn’t realize it ties up the repeater. I’ll just use my phone. Thanks for the help.
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    Friday Night HAM Radio NET

    I’m new to Ham radio, please pardon the questions.... How would I go about getting in this with my radio? I have a Yeasu FTM-400xdr. I have a validated EchoLink account. Successfully tested it on my iPhone. I’m in the Sacramento, CA area. Suggested repeater? Thanks for the help
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    HAM Radio Call Sign Check-In Thread

    Checking in... Got my license Dec ‘18 at the OB HamCram KM6YSF Gary Jillson I have the Yaesu FTM-400XDR and Laird antenna mounted in the Tahoe.
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    Legal Weapons and Overlanding

    You are right. This sight has some good information https://gunlaw.com/transporting-guns/ that might be helpful.
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    Legal Weapons and Overlanding

    You have a point. My focus has been handguns. However, I thought the weapons had to be in a different part of the vehicle, i.e. trunk. Vehicles w/o a defined trunk are always a little different in how they are handled. I'll see if I can find more specific info on it. Either way, I'd still lean...
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    Legal Weapons and Overlanding

    If it is in a pickup and locked otherwise in the vehicle trunk and locked. I would also put the ammo/clips in a separate locked container. "Pursuant to California Penal Code section 25610, a United States citizen over 18 years of age who is not prohibited from firearm possession, and who...
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    99 Tahoe build

    I'm beginning the build process of my 99 Tahoe... I've made sure the engine and drive train are in good condition and dependable. This will also be a daily driver. At this time, I'm planning on leaving her as stock as possible i.e. no lift. The next project will be tires, shocks and...