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Old 06 May 2007, 12:50   #1
Country: UK - England
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Handheld VHF/GPS mounting ???

I'm after some advice on mounting the above - I use GPS for boating & flying & also have 2 handheld ICOM radios ( Airband & Marine). In the plane I have made brackets that they can 'slot' into unsing the belt clip & is secure enough for anything I am likely to do while airborne !. As no one ever sees it in the plane it doesn't matter that it looks home built ( which it is ! ) - but for the boat I want to do the same - any one got any ideas if these are made professionally by anyone in Stainless ? Basically a 2 inch wide bracket that allows the belt clip on th GPS/Radio to clip behind ? maybe one or two screws/bolts either end to put in the panel ?

ANY ideas welcome........

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Old 06 May 2007, 13:10   #2
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Before we got the plotter we had a small hand held GPS by Garmin and they made a bracket for it that went on the RIB very well what make is your GPS. Cant help with bracket for the radio as i keep my hand held radio in an water proof pack on my life jacket.

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Old 06 May 2007, 17:26   #3
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My GPS (Garmin 76c) sits in a mobile phone holder on the consul infront of me . Its one of those with foam pads that you just push together to clamp it in place . I tie it on just incase .

My hand held VHF is the problem , the phone mount won't work because of the buttons on the side of the radio. I spent a while trying to find a way to secure it with the belt clip , but it would just swing about . So I have decided to find a nylon bag with a velcro flap and fix that on the side of the consul. Just got to find the right size bag , probably one of the padded camera bags will do it .
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Old 06 May 2007, 23:08   #4
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Old 07 May 2007, 02:21   #5
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