Can I assemble and Install the IMSA car kit myself?
The answer ,generally speaking is yes. A few tips will help you get a better result:
1.Make sure that your antenna base is well earthed. It is recommended that us use a short piece of electrical cord and solder it to the chassis,even if your base is magnetic.On fibre bodies racers,a an area of copper tape inside the body work helps create and earth plane.
2.Use the shortest possible piece of antenna cable and make sure that the cable is not kinked or looped in any way. Your local radio shop can help you shorten it. Place your antenna at the highest point in the car that has the largest are of flat metal around that point. Central is best. In a tin top- slap bang in the middle of the roof is ideal- in a single seater- it’s not so easy but there is generally some space in front of the driver. The antenna must be perpendicular.
3.Mount the radio securely and use a Radio box. Avoid ignition systems, alternators and heat. Do not attach the radio to the cars own electrical system in any way.