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Advice on Ham Radio Install

MD500_Pilot

I fly because it releases my mind.....
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Nov 18, 2018
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Carlsbad, CA
Hello Everyone -

I just took delivery of my second Model S and I have decided to purchase this one instead of leasing it, so I am now looking to permanently install my DMR ham radio (Anytone AT-D578 Tri-Band). The problem is that this radio does not have a detachable front face so the entire radio needs to be mounted and the front visible from in the cockpit.

I am hoping someone here has already done all the hard work about figuring out how to install the radio and tri-band antenna in such a way as to not compromise the looks of my new S.

As a bonus question, does anyone know of someone in the San Diego or Phoenix area that does these types of installs on Teslas specifically? I know there are a lot of radio shops out there but I would really like to stick with someone with reputable Tesla experience.

Thanks!
 
Sorry that I do not have the answers to the questions that you are asking, but I took delivery of a new Model 3 on June 14, 2022, and am pondering installation of the Yaesu FTM-400XDR retained from my previous commuter ride. The issue with that rig is that it has a detached, remote-control head that is not designed to connect to the radio body. That and a speaker will need to end up in the cockpit of the Model 3 with appropriate ergonomics. The dash is a bit spartan in the Model 3 in comparing it to the Model S, so there seem to be more feasible real estate options in the Model 3 cockpit. I will put a post in the Model 3 section when I do this, with pictures as I am able to get them. If you find a shop and move forward, would you please share pictures of what has been achieved?

Thanks and 73,

KG4Y
 

MD500_Pilot

I fly because it releases my mind.....
Supporting Member
Nov 18, 2018
80
45
Carlsbad, CA
Sorry that I do not have the answers to the questions that you are asking, but I took delivery of a new Model 3 on June 14, 2022, and am pondering installation of the Yaesu FTM-400XDR retained from my previous commuter ride. The issue with that rig is that it has a detached, remote-control head that is not designed to connect to the radio body. That and a speaker will need to end up in the cockpit of the Model 3 with appropriate ergonomics. The dash is a bit spartan in the Model 3 in comparing it to the Model S, so there seem to be more feasible real estate options in the Model 3 cockpit. I will put a post in the Model 3 section when I do this, with pictures as I am able to get them. If you find a shop and move forward, would you please share pictures of what has been achieved?

Thanks and 73,

KG4Y
Lobos -

You bet, I am currently getting some great information on the r/amateurradio subreddit I am on, you might want to pop over and take a read. Several folks with Model #s on there with ham gear! I'll keep you up to date when I figure out how to do this!

73 - KF6MCD
 

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