dieselweasel wrote:Top job mate, next a reversing led ?
TheSheepKed wrote: Next mod would have to be a canopy (for work), so keeping an eye out for a second hand one.
Ray57MQ wrote:TheSheepKed wrote: Next mod would have to be a canopy (for work), so keeping an eye out for a second hand one.
I'm on lookout for my MQ and spotted this canopy for MN on ebay item # 182819956071
It's listed for $700 or best offer, BUT located on south coast nsw...if you can jag for lower price could be worthwhile for a trip or even freight ? Cheers Ray
TheSheepKed wrote:Saved up enough to get around to the mod I've been most looking forward to - an LED light bar.
I had been tossing up between the 22" and 28" ST4K but found that the 28" wouldn't fit between the middle hoop if it was mounted to the black bit. It would only fit if it was suspended by brackets and I didn't really like that.
It came with a relay that was easy enough to fit. Took me an hour (if that). Just bolted the relay near the battery, connected the black wire to the negative terminal and the red to the positive, connected up the light and ran the switch wires into the cabin via the driver's side grommet. The most difficult bit was trying to work out how to keep all the wires of the relay neat and tidy. A lot of cable ties seemed to do the job.
I also purchased a switch off Air On Board that required some soldering but that was simple enough. I haven't worked out how to tap into the illumination wire on the ASC switch next to it but it works fine. At the moment, it only illuminates the LED Bar picture and not the text when the button (and highbeam) is on.
I've tested the light out on some dark roads and the difference is night and day. I'm not sure how much difference the 28" light would have made but the 22" is more than enough for now.
Just wondering how you get that blank out to fit the switch, I have the same set up in installing today and can't seem to see how to get the blank out.
TheSheepKed wrote:Got around to mounting the handheld - sat around trying to work out the best place to put it without interfering with leg space but to also allow me to pick it up easily.
Settled on the spot next to the steering wheel. Bolted a strong magnet to the trim and attached a metal plate to the back of the handheld. It holds really well but not so tight that I have to yank it off.
Flexible cable runs from the handheld to the coaxial which is tucked in the bottom under and behind the middle dash.
I really don't use a UHF that much but I like to have it for emergencies and when I go bushwalking (hence a handheld).
I haven't really been able to properly test how far I'm getting with the 6.5db aerial, but in one instance I got about 4 - 5km on Channel 40.
I'm still not sure what I think about the placement and this setup. I would like to hear your opinions on it.
Maxiy wrote:Hey Sheepked
WHat radio and external antenna do you have ?
I awant to do the same thing you have done, as i dont us a UHF very often, and have found my 5w handheld oricom to be sufficient for 4x4, camping and fishing trips (most of the time). I just want to get a little more throw, so wwas considering an external antenna. Cant seem to find an oricom specific one. so wondering if the one you used was universal, or specific to your handheld ?
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