Install of Ham Radio Transceiver
Just in case anyone else has attempted to install a transceiver in the Niro, the only place I could find to mount it was on the passenger side of the center console.
I drilled holes in the side panels using the mounting bracket as a guide. I then inserted rivet nuts for 4 mm thumb screws, which are the same size as the ones that come with the radio. Don't squeeze the riv nut gun too tight or the rivet nut will not be secure in the hole. I found squeezing it about 1/2 way to be just perfect.
Once I mounted the bracket, I need to get the best viewing angle for the display. I drill new holes in the the mounting bract for that and then I made a support out of U channel to place beneath the back end of the radio to support it and prevent the bracket rivet nuts from being pulled out of the holes. I used rivet nuts and thumb screws on the bracket as well.
It only takes 30 seconds to remove the radio and another couple of minutes to remove the brackets.
I did scratch the sides of the console when I initial attempted to mount the radio using Velcro. The Velcro didn't work because the heat from the sun would often the adhesive and the radio would fall down.
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Cary, NI2Q - Amateur Extra Class