The CK10 CAR KIT is a rugged bracket assembly that enables the PNC380S to be installed on a vehicle dashboard. The CAR KIT provides safe and legal mobile operation and can be easily removed for handheld job-site communications. The CAR KIT includes a locking bracket to ensure drivers who work inside the vehicle using the radio as a dash-mount mobile radio and not a handheld device. The CAR KIT has an on/off button for power, and ports for external speakers, microphones, and push-to-talk buttons. The CAR KIT also functions as a docking charger for the PNC380S.