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Got everything wired and prepped for vehicle...Mount, external GPS (wish it was a mod), external antenna, and power source....

Any good amplified speakers suggestions....Was thinking about connecting to radio aux input but not sure I will like that....
 

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No personal experience, but I see Uniden has both line powered and amplified available.
Prices aren't too bad. I saw them on Amazon.
Good luck.
 

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I don't have one but I've thought about getting this one.

 

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Was thinking about connecting to radio aux input but not sure I will like that....
That's what I would do at first, see how much you actually like listening exclusively to the scanner--unless your stereo system can play both that and another source, but that's highly unusual (or non-existent).

external GPS (wish it was a mod)
The good part is if you've got a (relatively) permanent mount, antenna, power source, etc, then really you should just go ahead and do a permanent/hardwired install of the GPS as well so that it's just a cable tied to the mount like the antenna and power, and you just plug it in when you get in and go. If you want to make it slicker and simpler, you can hack it up as per this guide:

 

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Though it may be hard to believe, the old red box Radio Shack ones were among the best I’ve used. Should be easy and cheap to locate on eBay.

A few caveats...

They take about half a second to turn on when a signal is received, if they are idle. A red LED on the front lets you know when the speaker is on.

After a transmission is done, the speaker only remains “live” for about three seconds before turning off with an audible “poof” sound.

Again, I love the darn things, still use a few, but be aware of the limitations.
 

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Uniden makes a few nice ones. I have one I use with a scanner,works great.
 

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If you can find a old metal amplified Motorola 12 volt powered speaker. Sure it's 'huge' and old but boy did they work. Had one on the ladder truck I use to drive. Could hear it over the motor and noise in the cab. (plus the Federal Q and air horns) No air back then - ok it did have air if you drove with the windows down and was moving.
 

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