60 watt two way radio kit for your 2019 ford ranger

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Now Available from www.fordrangerlifts.com is this nice compact set up from Rugged Radios. Fits perfect in the center console of your ford ranger. Great way to communicate with fellow off roaders while out on the trails or in the dunes.
https://www.ruggedradios.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=296_1411_1417&products_id=2594

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I know it's not "polite" but I would like to let everyone know to do their own research about the Rugged Radios before purchasing one. At least if you are living and driving in the USA.
 

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I know it's not "polite" but I would like to let everyone know to do their own research about the Rugged Radios before purchasing one. At least if you are living and driving in the USA.
I didn’t find anything, what are you trying to say?
 

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I didn’t find anything, what are you trying to say?
This 2 meter two-way radio operates on radio frequencies that are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To transmit on these frequencies, you are required to have a license issued by the FCC. For questions regarding FCC licensing please visit the FCC online.
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Some of the Rugged Radio pre-programmed frequencies are also overlapping with Public Safety, etc. It's not recommended to use them for transmit. The GMRS/FRS frequencies cannot be used without a Part 95 type accepted (certified) radio, which none of the Rugged Radios are.

The radio shown is also just a generic Chinese mobile, which can be had for much cheaper, and is not going to last when pushed at it's maximum of 60W.

The radio in question looks to be a TH-9000D and is 130$ plus the cost of a programming cable (10$ max)
https://www.amazon.com/TYT-TH-9000D-136-174MHz-Scrambler-Mobile/dp/B006QMM9XM
 

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Would be awesome for use in Mexico though, but at that price I'd get a Yaesu or Kenwood and clip the green wire... Sorry to threadjack this ad thread from one of our esteemed sponsors, but though rare, the penalties can be quite severe, especially if a public service agency is pissed enough to track you down.

I've had a few of the chinese ham radios, and only the HT's (walkie talkies) live longer than 6-8 months.
 

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Now Available from www.fordrangerlifts.com is this nice compact set up from Rugged Radios. Fits perfect in the center console of your ford ranger. Great way to communicate with fellow off roaders while out on the trails or in the dunes.
https://www.ruggedradios.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=296_1411_1417&products_id=2594

10% off member discount
Email [email protected]
Call or text 702-501-3139

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Robby,

This looks sweet man! Love this setup, can you give me an idea where you ran the coax and power into the console?
 

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Robby,

This looks sweet man! Love this setup, can you give me an idea where you ran the coax and power into the console?
There are a couple Ham Radio install threads on this forum, all of which have ideas on how to get the coax into the truck.

For getting into that console, the usual way is to go under the carpet, loosen the screws holding the center console down a little, then fish the coax/power up into that console. I would come in from the rear of the truck with the coax as there are a few spots you can get it in without drilling.

Power comes in through the hood release grommet, down under the door trim, and up to that console from behind.


Also, don't forget to check the Amazon prices for the TH-9000D since it's identical except for the branding.
 

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There are a couple Ham Radio install threads on this forum, all of which have ideas on how to get the coax into the truck.

For getting into that console, the usual way is to go under the carpet, loosen the screws holding the center console down a little, then fish the coax/power up into that console. I would come in from the rear of the truck with the coax as there are a few spots you can get it in without drilling.

Power comes in through the hood release grommet, down under the door trim, and up to that console from behind.


Also, don't forget to check the Amazon prices for the TH-9000D since it's identical except for the branding.
Thanks, for sure I'm not too keen with popping holes in my new ranger. I did a roof mount on my Tacoma that turned out well but a pain with removing the head liner for the coax. Much appreciated for the quick response.
 

                           















































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