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Old 07-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Midland 75-822 Question?

I have a Midland 75-822 CB for my jeep, it suits my needs and the fact that it can be stowed away when not in use is perfect. The issue I have is that it comes with a belt type of clip for mounting on the hand unit, and really doesn't give you an option to mount it anywhere that is can be easily removed and put back in place. I looked in a few truck stops and I was unable to find the quick mount (not sure of the correct name) that you would normally find on a CB hand mic. Does anyone have a suggestion on where I can find one of these mounts so I can replace the one I have on mine now?

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Old 08-08-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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Sorry I'm late finding this thread. I've also been looking for a convenient way to mount the Midland 75-822 since it has the belt clip instead of a button so you can't use a standard mic hanger. I've read that some people clip it on a visor or seat belt, but I'd like it in front of me closer to the center console.

I think I'm going to give this a try (worth a shot for the price):

Amazon.com: Cellet Black Universal Swivel 4PC Clip (4 in 1) - Clamshell Package: Cell Phones & Accessories

This is described further in this thread (ignore the fact that it is a fj cruiser forum):

Midland 75-822 EZ Mount - Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum

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I'm interested in this too...
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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Sorry, I forgot about this post.

But anyway, I ended up getting one of these. You can get them on amazon or ebay.

I removed the back cover and the belt clip from the hand unit. I then looked for a space between the back cover and the circuit board components that would allow enough room for the nut to fit on the backside of the cover (you will understand once you take the cover off, and you will see which space you want to use) That is where I drilled a hole big enough for the screw. I mounted the hanger button and cut off the extra length of screw with a cutting wheel on a dremel. I also had to grind down the top of the nut to give me a little extra space so it would not touch anything inside the unit. And now it works just the way I wanted
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Cool thanks, that's what I was thinking of doing :-)
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Thanks, that looks like a more solid solution than the stick-on button. I've already ordered the stick-on one from Amazon so I'll see how it holds up, but that looks like a better long-term answer.

I'm wondering, could you just leave the belt clip on and drill a hole in it to attach the button? It might stick out a little more, so I don't know if it would work as well, but just a thought.

Also, did you find a good place to hang the mic? I'm thinking of something like this, although I would need to find one that fits a 2010 which has a different handle design than the 2011-2013s. I think this would work on the Midland with a button attached, but not positive.

This is about the right location that I'd like to hang it, close to the power source and easily reachable. The piece that I ordered has a stick-on hanger also, so I might try that on the handle, but I don't know if it will hold up very long.
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Maybe this would be a better mount that would put it in about the same location (for 2007-2010). It says it has a belt clip connector?
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Thanks, that looks like a more solid solution than the stick-on button. I've already ordered the stick-on one from Amazon so I'll see how it holds up, but that looks like a better long-term answer.
I thought about that one, but not a big fan of relying on tape or glue to hold anything permanent.

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I'm wondering, could you just leave the belt clip on and drill a hole in it to attach the button? It might stick out a little more, so I don't know if it would work as well, but just a thought.
I am thinking it would stick out to far...and if you wanted to use the belt clip with the button on it, I think you would have a tough time getting it between your belt and pants.

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Also, did you find a good place to hang the mic? I'm thinking of something like this, although I would need to find one that fits a 2010 which has a different handle design than the 2011-2013s. I think this would work on the Midland with a button attached, but not positive.
I haven't quite got around to that part yet, I have my antenna ran inside my console and it is not hooked up all of the time. since. I also use the CB in my truck when I am on the road...which was the main reason I wanted the button hanger to begin with. I have some ideas for making a easily removable hanging bracket for the console...maybe just letting it hang from one of the side access holes. I may work on that this week if I have time.
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My solution was to use the Cool-Tec mount and then use the belt clip to slide it onto the mount. In my pic you can see the mic to my race radio in the front and my 75-822 clipped on the side.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #10
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For a mount to use with the belt clip on the Midland 75-822, I decided to order the Die-Tech JK Dash Mount. It's sturdy and mounts at a good location within easy reach. It has connectors for both a belt clip and a standard cb radio mic. I'm pretty happy with it.


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