Electronics

HF Radio Install – Part 2

I completed the install of my new Icom IC-7000 in our Toyota FJ Cruiser today. With the wiring completed all I had to finish was the mounting of the radio, MODEM, antenna controller and the radio head. I mounted the radio and MODEM on the installed mounting platform. The antenna controller is mounted to the…

Cobra CB installed

In our Toyota FJ Cruiser build there is not much room for the installation of a CB radio. We also only use the CB during trail runs when others do not have a HAM radio. With this in mind I selected a the Cobra 75 WX ST for installation in our FJ. The Cobra 75…

Onboard Computer Installed

In our previous Toyota FJ Cruiser build, the on board computer was an essential part.  I used the computer for on and off road navigation, weather radar, and internet access. For our new FJ Cruiser, the White Knight, I was able to reuse most of the previous system. The original build includes the following hardware:…

Icom IC-2820 HAM Radio Installed

I chose to install a new Icom IC-2820 in the new build. This radio is a dual band VHF/UHF radio with D-Star support. What is really cool about this radio is the Head Unit mounts separate from the Mic. The Radio is mounted next to the Inverter in the right rear of the FJ. It…

Alarm and XM Installed

I have been jealous of our friend Dale and his XM radio so I ordered and installed the Toyota upgrade to the Jammer radio to add XM. After I took all the interior panels out the install took about 1 hour. I now look forward to radio reception when we are in the middle of…