Yaesu Head Unit Custom Mount

A few months back I posted about my ham and GMRS radio setups in the Jeep.

https://wanderoffroad.com/2018/04/08/yaesu-ftm-400xdr/

https://wanderoffroad.com/2018/04/08/aprs-for-overlanding/

A few people commented on the head unit setup, so I thought I would share a few more details.

I have a Yaesu FTM-400 XDR. The base unit is mounted under the drivers seat, and the head unit is mounted on a custom bracket on the dash. The bracket started life as an off-the-shelf piece that holds a CB mic and attaches to the passenger side dash grab bar. I cut a T shaped piece of sheet metal that would allow for mounting the FTM head unit and three mics. The T is mounted upside down and the end rounded where the FTM mounts. It was all painted black, and I used pop rivets to mount the mic holders.

Here are some pics of the mount. I hope this helps others build a custom bracket for their ham, GSRM, or CB setups.

I currently run this FTM-400, a Midland MXT400, and a Midland 75-822 CB.

 

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Original Off-the-shelf bracket. 61tna6voGLL._SL1500_ copy

3 thoughts on “Yaesu Head Unit Custom Mount

  1. I just bought the same radio at the Huntsville Hamfest (Alabama). I’ve been out of HAM radio for over 40 years; but, always renewed my license. I have an Advanced Class license that no longer exists. I have a lot to learn on how to use this radio and was wondering if you’d be willing to help me learn how to use some of the new features. I found your video on the radio and loved your setup–nice mount! I’ll place my email below in the log in.

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  2. I see my email does not show–I’m the same person that posted the comment above. I’m reluctant to place my email on a public website. If you want, I can talk with you via HAM radio over “Echolkink”–If you reply with a node and time, I can speak with you for a moment or two about the radio. My call is KA5PXE. Just pick a node if you’re willing and I’ll meet up with you. 73!

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    1. Thanks for the response Chris. I haven’t even begun to get into Echolink yet 🙂 but would love to chat with you and discuss the radio. My email address is hsestes @ hotmail.com if you want to email me, and then we could exchange info or even set to a time to call.

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