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TheBronze

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Hello everyone, it's been awhile since I've been able to post. I used to run a Jeep with a Motorola UHF radio in it but will soon be getting into a Subaru Crosstrek. I'm wondering if anyone has managed to squeeze a dual band ham radio into one of these things? I'm sort of considering an Icom IC-2730 or something similar. If anyone has pictures that would be awesome!
 

North American Sojourner

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Hello everyone, it's been awhile since I've been able to post. I used to run a Jeep with a Motorola UHF radio in it but will soon be getting into a Subaru Crosstrek. I'm wondering if anyone has managed to squeeze a dual band ham radio into one of these things? I'm sort of considering an Icom IC-2730 or something similar. If anyone has pictures that would be awesome!
Did not do it myself, however there is a lot of room under the seat if I remember on mine (2016) I loved mine but I got tired of shifting it.
LOL
Zim
 

TheBronze

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I figured under the seat would be the only real option. The dash space is pretty sparse as well. I'm considering a Motorola XPR with remote mic control head but I really wanted dual band. I hear you on the shifting. That's partly why I got rid of the Jeep. I'm looking at the 2021 with the auto for LA Freeways and the occasional jaunt to a trail head. The Crosstrek seemed a reasonable compromise.
 

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I roll in an Outback. I assume the cross trek is similarly setup. I have my Kenwood D710g mounted under the driver’s seat with the head unit attached to a Ram Mounts seat post mount (mounts to the passenger seat front left mounting bolt). I could take some photos if that would help.
 

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I have a Yaesu 6000 [dual band] in my 4Runner and the head unit is very small, GF has a new Crosstrek and I think it would be a good fit.