Recently I was looking through my bits and pieces and wondering about a small QYT KT-8900 Dual Band radio I bought a few weeks ago.
I do not need to put it in my car as I already have a Wouxun Quadander in the car mounted with a quick release bracket just under the stereo radio.
|Wouxun KG-UV950P fitted in car.|
Looking through my odds and ends I came across a windscreen mount that I bought some time earlier with the intention of putting to some use later. The mount has a decent size sucker on it and a swivel head also a push up and lock lever to ensure it stays in place.
With the QYT KT-8900 dualbander in mind, and the fact it is so small I wondered if I could use it if I was in someone else’s car that did not have a mobile radio fitted or was not a Ham Radio operator….
What I done is simple, I put 4 holes on to the plastic base of the windscreen mount and used 4 nuts, bolts and washers attached the mobile mounting bracket to the windscreen mount.
|QYT side on view.|
|QYT front view.|
|Another side view.|
I used the radio in a few positions attached to the windscreen and it is actually easier to change channels while driving than my Wouxun, with the radio in front of me it means that I can keep an eye on the road in front and use the radio at the same time.
|QYT in corner of windscreen.|
|QYT in middle of windscreen.|
The radio I am using is indeed very small and light, but I would still like it to sit on the dash and the windscreen mount attached to the glass, that way there is no weight on the mount.
|QYT resting on dash,still mounted on windscreen.|
Having said that the radio is light and the mount is strong, it has a lever which when locks up firmly attaches the mount to the glass.
I did do an experiment and left the radio and mount in the middle of the windscreen for a few days and nights, as well as doing the usual driving with the windscreen heater on and the radio stayed in place..
But, I would think that if it was left there indefinitely the rubber sucker would probably perish with the sun, having said that this, for me, is only a way of temporally mounting a radio into a car and not for a permanent setup.