Creating a Custom Windshield mount for the IC-706MKIIG Ham Radio with GoPro Parts.

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I have recently purchased this all band radio with all the accessories unfortunately it did not come with a windshield mount. So I ended up using a cellphone mount ,here in Florida there is a lot of moisture and sun, the darn thing kept on falling.

Here is an image of the mount:

 

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After a few weeks I got tired of this and decided to take action. I first asked myself what device that is already manufactured can withstand the moisture and sun that we get here in Florida?…. I ended up choosing a windshield mount for a rugged camera , A GoPro Mount here is an image of the mount

Note: The factory mount designed for these is the (MB-120) which is discontinued and has the flimsy suction cup.

 

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I purchased it on a local Best Buy since I was not about to wait for one to come from china or California. It was about 50$. I took the Suction Cup Mount and started to look at the IC-706 Mounting bracket (MB-63)

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I went and removed the front slide bars on the mount with a small saw and then used a grind disk I have for metal work to make it flush.

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I then grinned the back of the part since it had two splines, so that the screw head would not interfere with the articulation of the GoPro Mount.

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I also made a 1/4″ hole for the screw to go through. I had to take my caliper and thread identifier to get the proper screws.

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Here is an image of the mount with the screw and toothed washer for grip.

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I added a nut that came in this package as a spacer and connected it to the Mounting Bracket (MB-63).

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The image illustrates how small the suction cup I was using was as well as how the sun turned the cheap rubber yellow and cracked it.

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Here is the final product. Sorry for the low light image. It was dark when I finished this, all in all, it took me 30 minutes to finish it… including the trips to Best Buy and Home Depot.

 

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I will never build something that is half done at the end of the day it will become something great 😉

 

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Useful Link:

List of all accessories for this Ham Radio ( IC-706MKIIg)

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