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Old 27-07-2007, 11:13   #1
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Icom 802 installation qst

Icom says to mount on a flat surface. I want to mount it on a vertical surface such as a bulkhead. Would be much easier to get to all the connectors too as they put them on opposing sides.

Will this work or is there any problem with doing this?

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Old 27-07-2007, 11:33   #2
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Dave,

Shouldn't be any problem at all, assuming the bulkhead is strong. Icom's advice to NEVER mount the main unit overhead is intended to keep the crew safe, not just the radio. It weighs over 10 lbs, and their point is that with the boat possibly slamming off waves the "weight" of the main unit increases by several times, and if it were to tear loose it could do some serious damage.

Just fine a dry place, preferably cool, with a strong flat surface to mount the main unit, and you'll be fine.

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Funny, guess I always consider flat horrizontal. I'll mount it on the bulkhead and thru bolt it. If the radio comes free then I've more problems then the radio.

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Funny, guess I always consider flat horizontal. I'll mount it on the bulkhead and thru bolt it. If the radio comes free then I've more problems then the radio.
My 700 Pro was mounted overhead for about 16 years and it's still there. It's not the mounting but the attachment from the bracket to the radio that they are worried about. Icom would prefer you mount it from underneath. It's probably the better approach but not always practical. When pounding it can really increase the G forces so it's not like they have an unfounded recommendation.
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ICOM install

I know this is late, but you can install the ICOM 802 like a car radio in the dash. yor just need the rear mounting clip screws.
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heat is the only issue. ie good air movment
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I know this is late, but you can install the ICOM 802 like a car radio in the dash. your just need the rear mounting clip screws.
Yes. I suppose you could. They are bit bigger and heavier. You do need 12 volts power and an antenna cable. You may want to add the GPS signal for DSC alerts. Boris mentions heat. They do use a tad more power than a car radio during transmission.
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