I don't get it. I hear some on the 33 driving on 174 to Cleburne having good communications between the repeater and there are two really big hills in the way. Yet on my radio I can't even get past the little pimple of a hill. Except when I'm on the railroad viaduct, 35W viaduct or the hill in front of my house by Renfro and Hurst. I have a good solid ground on the antenna, but haven't pursued connecting frame and bed bonding yet. Could that be it? It would be a simple fix, but is that really the problem? The truck is a 2008 Dodge 1500. The mount is a NMO mount with 17ft of RG58. The antenna is a Tram-Browning BR-180. On the low and high side of VHF I'm getting 1.2 and at 144.730 I'm getting 1.1. On UHF I'm getting 1:1 across the board.
Made some extensions for my VSR10 to make it easier for mag changes. Trying to get my fumbling fingers into the little tiny slots just wasn't working. The basic shell came from this model on thingaverse. I did them up in different colours so I could stage them and know when I was empty rather than put an empty mag in not know it and give away my position.
My tiny little radio speaker directed to the seat was really too difficult to hear. So I came up with this solution. Recipe below
Fat Full Audio
Add one part 3.5 TRRS screw tap adapter.
A dash of short patch cable
and poof Audio going through the Car Radio.
This is what I have undertaken for a winter project. We picked this scanner up for 12$ on ebay to house all the components I intend on using. The internals will be scooped out and I'll 3D print a new cradle to hold a Raspberry PI and an RTL-SDR dongle(See last picture for that). I'll also have to cannibalize a set of PC speakers for the amp for the audio. More to come on this project.