Someone asked me to post some pictures of my setup. Traveling full time, I needed to have my radio setup compact yet easily accessible. I mounted the Flex 6500 under the seat in my dinette on one of my slide outs. This radio is a perfect match for my needs. Attached is a link to some pictures.
That is a really good point. Yes, I am in the process of ventilating the area with a couple of small in/out fans, I am waiting on some thermal couplers so I can set the fans up on a temperature cycle.
Going to have the fans vented on the inside of the MH so that I can push cool air from inside the coach. The slide out can get warm from outside temps so when in hot climates I want to be able to pull in cooled air when we have the A/C on.
Good job. My Flex 6500 is on order. Bought it at HamCation week before last. I have to make my installation as neat as yours. You set the standard. We have a 38 ft. Holiday Rambler with a dinette, not booth. We are not full-timers. I think I'll mount mine in the rear wardrobe or even under the air mattress as I will use it in the home QTH, too. You may know about the Amateur Radio Chapter of the FMCA. Check out www.fmcaarc.com if you do not.
It was I who asked for pictures of your setup.
Thanks for sharing.
We used to have an outback 5th wheel and sold it when we moved overseas, so I am always interested in rv setups. We miss rving and will definitely look into a nice radio install when we get back into it. This provides inspiration. Good job.
I need to figure out a way to do this in my little Class 'B' Roadtrek.
BTW, I second the suggestion NOT to vent the fan outside, as it would tend to draw air in to the cab from other vents and leaks, adding to the humidity in the coach. In my book, the rig wouldn't generate enough heat that it would be a significant load on the house A/C. And it is one hole that doesn't need to be made in the RV.
Ken - NM9P
Ken, the wife has forbidden mobile commuications while under power. Probably a good idea, a lot of stuff happens while driving such that I find it better to keep my focus on defensive driving. Some folks do things that make impossible to counter unless I stay way ahead of the traffic situation. I realized I did not post a picture of the overall MH so I will do that this evening.