Mounting the FT-8800 was slightly more involved than for the FT-817. The mount that Yaesu supply doesn't have any horizontal slots and so I needed to drill a couple of extra holes in the mounting plate to match the slots in the TRC-1. By drilling the mounting plate I had the option of sliding the rig back and forth to get the position right. The radio needed to be mounted to its plate first (since the carrier obscures the screws), and putting the bolts and nylock nuts on to fasten the mounting bracket to the TRC-1 was a real pain in the neck!

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