In my high school years, my friends introduced me to the many aspects of owning an amateur radio. The first time I saw my friends the Hunters they were holding these small handheld Kenwood radios, and it interested me, but when they told me about them it just went over my head. They told me to just study for the Federal Communications Commission license, and then it would make sense.
Back then I didn’t know anything about radios, and I learned as I went along in this ham radio hobby. Now many years later, I have the highest license attainable, the Extra Class. The last time I used my gear seems like eight years ago. I was drifting away from it as flip phones and smartphones became more affordable and less people around me showed interest in continuing the hobby, having good gatherings, and being found on the airwaves. In my previous car, I had the radio gear installed for awhile, and then I removed it all when that car went to the junkyard. In my next vehicle, I made up my mind not to ruin its appearance with radios and antennas, but lately this year, I’ve been thinking about it all. But where to put it? There is so little space in this vehicle. I’ve been thinking if it’s possible, if I would really use it, or is it worth my time. Watching installation videos provided a few ideas to do an inconspicuous installation. I’ll keep exploring this.