“HAM and Jeep”
I am fairly new to the “Jeep” ownership and the brand’s community. Recently, I traded-in our BMW 7er 2001 model to get into a JK 2015 Rubicon Hardrock jeep. I am thankful for the opportunity to own such a nice vehicle. I hope I do justice and take good care of her.
Since I’m a HAM, I am going to be installing a few things in the Jeep as I progress. First thing I will be endeavoring is installing my FTM 400-DR in. The radio has a BU-2 Bluetooth module, so I am debating whether to stick w/ a BT headset or to hardwire the PTT/Audio, etc. The latter is lot more work obviously, but, more seamless. To do the latter, I am exploring an option where I can install a custom steering wheel control to do the PTT and then engage the vehicle’s audio and microphone circuitry. I need to do more research on how exactly to tap into this. I’m sure others have done it, so I will keep looking. In the meantime, I will stick to a BT headset.
The current install is being planned w/ the following rig:
- Yaesu FTM 400-DR
- Yaesu BU-2 BT Module
- Diamond SRG7500 UHF connector
- Antenna bracket for behind the spare wheel
- Some braided copper grounding wire
- Yaesu BH-2 BT heardset
A few pictures: