Ford Explorer Ham Radio/Scanner Installation




This was a fun project. I wanted to design a clean center console mount for a couple ham rigs, scanner, speaker, and ScanGuage. The console cover was cut on a DIY CNC machine I built within the last year. The mounted radios are set in a $10 junkyard donor insert. I still have to connect power and antennas. Thanks for taking a look.

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    mark elliot

    2 years ago

    nice looking radio set up mark n8wzw


    2 years ago

    My cousin worked for the State Health Department. His Chevy Tahoe had a bank of six radios with a console set up like this. While yours is not professional it's darn close. Wish I had that console in my Chevy Avalanche. Excellent job and if you ever decide to hire out let me know!


    5 years ago

    do you have pics showing the pieces and perhaps drawings?? it looks good but I'd like to see a little more detail before I steal ypur idea! ;)

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    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks for your comments. Wish I had more notes to share, I kind of build things on the fly. I tend to sketch things out on scraps of paper and then adjust to fit as I go along. It's a pretty straight forward build though. The hardest part was the sides. I made some templates out of light cardboard and then transferred that to pine and cut out with a jig saw. If you give it a try feel free to ask questions along the way.