Just arrived, an EBay purchase of an Alan HM70 low band VHF PMR radio. I already have a converted Nova set (elsewhere on this site) and a commercial AKD / Garex 4001 but what attracted me was the remote head function on this radio and the good price. With modern cars it’s not always easy to fins somewhere to put a radio, and the ‘chip shop’ arrangement of having the AKD strapped to the centre console with a bungee cord didn’t really complement the neat Icom 2820 installation.
Above is the display detail which has been programmed to indicate the operating frequency, along with the current of 2 RF power settings and a bar graph signal strength meter.
The rugged radio case (it’s MIL rated) and the front panel showing the integrated speaker (4W). The front panel can be remote mounted using a separation cable with stock 9-way d-type connectors on each end.