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Howdy gang! I have a handheld Wouxun GMRS radio and I am having a booger of a time finding somewhere to hang my microphone.  I have been looking and trying various things with no real luck so far. If anyone has any ideas they are are welcome.

 

Here's my configuration at the moment.

  • I have a Jeep Unique mount on the passenger side that fits my HAM radio. The rail is not long(Tall) enough for this radio and unfortunately they do not make one for it.
  • I hang the radio from the microphone clip and it stays put.
  • My tablet is mounted next to it on my 67 Designs  set up.
  • My microphone has no real home. Sometimes it's in the cup holder or some other spot out of my way but accessible.
  • I have a Retractable Hanger similar to this that I sometimes hang off a bungee cord on the passenger side under the visor.

 

Here is where I am try to get to.

  • I would like my microphone and radio close, out of the way and somewhere where the microphone  won't hit me in the head when wheeling.
  • I'd like it to be out of my way and not block my view of my tablet if possible.
  • I'd like to leave my tablet mount where it is if possible.

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I use these and love them:

 

https://magneticmic.com/

 

I put them on my CB mic, HAM mic and two of my Baofung hand helds.  The great part I can swap any of them to any of the mounts which are all attached to the roll cage.    I was able to put the mounts on using zip ties.   So which ever one I am using I place that one in the mount on my cage just right of my head.   I can usually just key the mic and don't have to take it from it's mount.   I have a second mount on the passenger side of the roll cage, this is handy if the passenger is doing the talking or if we are using two kinds of radio's that day.   The other two mounts are behind the seats for whatever isn't being used (or for the spare handheld that I loan out). 

 

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Where one was good, two is better! Both are from Jeep unique.

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15 hours ago, WILL E said:

I use these and love them:

 

https://magneticmic.com/

 

I put them on my CB mic, HAM mic and two of my Baofung hand helds.  The great part I can swap any of them to any of the mounts which are all attached to the roll cage.    I was able to put the mounts on using zip ties.   So which ever one I am using I place that one in the mount on my cage just right of my head.   I can usually just key the mic and don't have to take it from it's mount.   I have a second mount on the passenger side of the roll cage, this is handy if the passenger is doing the talking or if we are using two kinds of radio's that day.   The other two mounts are behind the seats for whatever isn't being used (or for the spare handheld that I loan out). 

 

tK8Wi2K.jpg

p9SQwdZ.jpg

XtyXMJ6.jpg

 

 

i think @4x4tographer uses those magnetic mounts as well...

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2 minutes ago, theksmith said:

 

i think @4x4tographer uses those magnetic mounts as well...

 

I do! They're fantastic.

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Thanks for the suggestions, I do appreciate it.  I think I know of a way to attach the magnet to my square microphone clip that will hold so I will most likely go with the magnetic mount.  One of those should keep everything in reach/convenient.

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8 minutes ago, shellback91 said:

Thanks for the suggestions, I do appreciate it.  I think I know of a way to attach the magnet to my square microphone clip that will hold so I will most likely go with the magnetic mount.  One of those should keep everything in reach/convenient.

 

If it'll help, I'd got a few photos of the mount installed in my rig here:

https://offroadpassport.com/forums/topic/5388-oki-4x4tographers-2018-jeep-jlur/?do=findComment&comment=56597

 

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1 hour ago, 4x4tographer said:

 

If it'll help, I'd got a few photos of the mount installed in my rig here:

https://offroadpassport.com/forums/topic/5388-oki-4x4tographers-2018-jeep-jlur/?do=findComment&comment=56597

 

Thanks! I like the panel you have between the seats, how does that stay in place?

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56 minutes ago, shellback91 said:

Thanks! I like the panel you have between the seats, how does that stay in place?

 

I got that from Molle Panel Solutions! I love it. Small business, American made.

 

The JL version uses 2 factory mounting bolts and 2 self-tapping screws.

 

Here's a JK hardtop version:

https://www.molle-platform-solutions.com/product-page/jk-front-overhead-molle-panel

 

 

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14 minutes ago, 4x4tographer said:

 

I got that from Molle Panel Solutions! I love it. Small business, American made.

 

The JL version uses 2 factory mounting bolts and 2 self-tapping screws.

 

Here's a JK hardtop version:

https://www.molle-platform-solutions.com/product-page/jk-front-overhead-molle-panel

 

 

 

FYI, just happened to see that JCR sells a similar one which is on sale: https://www.jcroffroad.com/product/JKOMP-PC.html

 

from the photos it looks like the MPS one is a bit heavier-duty though.

 

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