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2018 Tundra communications command center

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by SDCementCrew, Jan 13, 2022.

  1. Jan 13, 2022 at 10:26 AM
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    SDCementCrew

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    Hi everyone,
    Just wrapped up the communications “command center” in my Tundra. My vacation home is in a very rural area at the Colorado river so I am always out in the badlands with limited cell service. This setup is modular and I can move radios easily between my tundra and two 4runners, etc.

    Here is the list:

    Radios -

    Ham 2 Meter 80 watt - Yaesu FT2980R

    GMRS 50 watt - Wouxun KG-1000G

    Digital Scanner - Uniden Home Patrol 2

    Iridium Satellite Communicator - Garmin inReach Mini

    ipad Air Cellular version with Onx offline maps + high speed GPS receiver

    Antennas -
    2m Comet SBB5 NMO

    GMRS Tram-Browning BR-176-S NMO

    Mounts -

    ICS Tundra dash mount

    Various Ram mounts

    DDE4A10B-2786-4AB4-941F-CFC455937213.jpg
     
  2. Jan 13, 2022 at 10:58 AM
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    Looks great. How did you mount the antennas?
     
  3. Jan 13, 2022 at 11:04 AM
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    I use 6” magnetic nmo mounts for now since I move things around. Eventually gonna go with permanent nmo fender or roof mounts.
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2022 at 11:05 AM
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    Got it.

    I have been debating a permanent mount NMO for my dual band antenna. Just have not got the guts (yet) to punch the hole in the roof :)
     
  5. Jan 13, 2022 at 11:53 AM
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    Would you mind sharing a pic of your antenna mounting location(s), even if magnetic. I will need to do something similar in the next year, albeit smaller in scope.

    Former Black Hills resident here, so I get the need for mobile comms!
     
  6. Jan 13, 2022 at 5:59 PM
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  7. Jan 14, 2022 at 10:21 AM
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    And I thought I had a lot of stuff on my dash :rofl:

    IMG_6943.jpg
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2022 at 7:22 PM
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    Lol. In some states (mine included), both you and he would get a ticket for having that much junk blocking the windshield. Not my business however.
     
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  9. Jan 14, 2022 at 8:00 PM
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    That's assuming the LEO can see my dash from down on the ground :rofl:
     
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  10. Jan 14, 2022 at 8:18 PM
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    Many cops are running pickups and SUV's now. My local sheriff's office is running brown pickup trucks almost identical to mine. I'm thinking about writing them up for impersonating me.
     
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    This is the best shit on this forum right here
     
  12. Jan 15, 2022 at 3:13 AM
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    I went with the front fender since I've got a sunroof, I looked far and wide for a Platinum without the sunroof because I wanted to punch a hole in the cab for my antenna. If I knew I had the clearance I'd still do it because RX coverage is so much better.

    https://www.tundras.com/posts/2456821/
     
  13. Jan 24, 2022 at 2:14 AM
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    Don't do that, Madman. That sunroof slides way back. You might be able to get away with it by drilling towards the rear of the cab, but that would drive much of your TX signal direction forward (not the optimal 360° signal) unless you had a metal bed cap or similar.
     

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