I would like to present you my self made FT-7800 Display mount.
With a cheap 6 pin phone extension cable you will get a perfect extension kit
for less than 8€. Of course you need to do a bit of work ;)
To build my mount i used :
- L-form Aluminium bar at display dimensions
- principally a Dremel ;)
- A Gas solder iron to heat the aluminium while bending
- for the rest I don't know how those tools are called in english so have
at the last picture ;)
How I proceed to build:
- first I put the display on the aluminium "L", leaving a bit
more than 1.5cm on each
side to make the claws which are holding the display.
-then I traced the display on the "L" and marked the "claws"
and cut out all
i don't need.
-later I bended over the claws under application of heat so that the aluminium doesn't brake.
-between the steps always verify that all still fits approximately
-once one side finished look another time on the other side to see that
-If the "claws" are too long it doesn't matter you can still
cut them- The final adjusting is done at the end.
-When you have the basics done - drill a hole to pass the Western connector
display and the mounting holes you want.
- Now make final adjusting and you should get a result like mine ;)
Overall it costs me like 1 hour to get the aluminium base on local store and
like 2 hours to build.
Material costs for the mounting bracket where about 4,50€.
The entire kit cost me 4,50€ + 60ct for the display extension cable
Its far under the price Yaesu asks for and if you have the ability try out to make your own one.