The Skullcracka…

Here’s another example of a terrible example of a scanner install. What makes it Hamsexy (aside from the realy dangerous hunk of wood taped (glued?) to the dash), is the fact the owner was proud enough of it to post it to RadioReference.
KC0JAR posted the best response in the RR thread for this deathtrap on wheels:
I’ve got to admit that’s probably one of the worst installs I’ve ever seen anybody admit to on this and many other boards I frequent. I honestly, and I mean this with 100% pure sincerity, I honestly can’t believe you would want the entire internet to know what a horribly unsafe and crappy job you did plunking down random pieces of equipment, wood, and cabling on your car.

The wood mount will kill you in an accident. And, it looks like ass. What the hell is that thing wrapped around it anyway? At least the scanner will still be belted to the wood when it smashes your face in!

The wires running everywhere from the mobile rig are a fire hazard and look horrible. Where do they even go?

The GIANT speaker mounted conveniently in the same space that I would probably want to have my left knee if I was riding with you will more than likely slide your ‘friends” kneecap right up to their nutsack if you ever rear-end someone.

The mag antennas on the back are understandable, I used them for years. But did you have to jam them all in the same spot? Being a ham operator, you surely should remember the whole ‘distance between antennas’ thing, right? Spread those mo-fos out!!!!!!

The coax through the window… Well, I uhh… hmmm. I’m actually not sure what the hell to say about that except to ask you why you just didn’t run it through the door???

I give the install a 1.3/10 as it sits. It’s very improvable but it’s a disgrace to the radio community right now. I don’t want people associating ME, with YOU because we both have antennas and yours remind them of Deliverance. 

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5 Responses to The Skullcracka…

  1. n0loh says:

    Scanner bondage… now that’s HAMSEXY!

  2. kc0jar says:

    Thank you, thank you!!! That’s awesome. I finally made the front page of, in a good way!

  3. VE3HBD says:

    Give it time, dude…. You’ll slip up somewhere 🙂

  4. K4NNW says:

    Adding insult to injury, he can’t even see the display of the scanner with that strap in place… Doh!

  5. alex says:

    Aw, c’mon, the scanner’s easily worth far more than the car.

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