Protect Your Ham Radio From Theft With Kleenex Box Security
Out of site and out of mind….Do it yourself security system that costs under two dollars !!
I recently got a brand new Icom IC-7000 to go HF mobile in my trusty, but rusty, 2004 Chevy Blazer. I mounted the transceiver unit on the transmission hump and using the remote connection kit and an Icom MB-120 mount put the control head on my dashboard. One concern was how that control head could be a magnet for a thief who might just think it looked like something expensive and would smash the window and grab the radio. Solution? Take a Kleenex box, create a false bottom, slip it over the radio, and the thief will never see your radio
All you need is a large Kleenex box, Exacto knife, ruler, cardboard, and masking tape. Here's a full tutorial with pictures: