Anybody done an amateur radio install

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Ted Toad

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Hello All! Just found this forum after getting a Pali SEL last week.
I'm thinking of installing my ham rig in the car for road trips. It has 100 W output which means it draws about 22 A @ 13.8 V peak. Wondering if anyone has found an easy way to get that amount of amperage without tying directly in to the battery?
Thanks for any assistance, loving the car so far.
 

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Hello All! Just found this forum after getting a Pali SEL last week.
I'm thinking of installing my ham rig in the car for road trips. It has 100 W output which means it draws about 22 A @ 13.8 V peak. Wondering if anyone has found an easy way to get that amount of amperage without tying directly in to the battery?
Thanks for any assistance, loving the car so far.
Interested in what mounting location and solutions you may have come up with.
 

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Haven't done it yet but thinking about putting the radio and tuner under the driver's seat and mounting the remote head in suction cup style cell phone holder attached to the windshield. Looked at putting the radio (FT-857) in the pouch on the back of the seat but it's just too big. Have to do some tests to see if I can get away with powering from the 12V outlet, don't fancy trying to connect directly to the battery.
 

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Probably a simple Hustler single band for HF and a Comet dual VHF/UHF for 2M/440, mounted on a roof rack rail.
 

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Probably a simple Hustler single band for HF and a Comet dual VHF/UHF for 2M/440, mounted on a roof rack rail.
Hello All! Just found this forum after getting a Pali SEL last week.
I'm thinking of installing my ham rig in the car for road trips. It has 100 W output which means it draws about 22 A @ 13.8 V peak. Wondering if anyone has found an easy way to get that amount of amperage without tying directly in to the battery?
Thanks for any assistance, loving the car so far.
I'm looking at almost exactly the same install but think I'm just going to limit my power and stick to the power outlet. How are you thinking about getting the coax from the roof inside the car?
 

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I'm looking at almost exactly the same install but think I'm just going to limit my power and stick to the power outlet. How are you thinking about getting the coax from the roof inside the car?
Probably just run along the roof rails and pinch it in the back hatch.
 
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