[amsat-bb] Slightly OT: Mobile Installations

Jim Sanford wb4gcs at amsat.org
Mon Apr 13 18:22:02 PDT 2009

The other day, somebody decided he needed to get thru an intersection 
ahead of me . . .  . so, in search of a replacement chariot to support 
the mobile equipment.  Considering:

    Toyota Highlander hybrid
    Saturn VUE Hybrid

Have read the Consumer Reports rap on all.

QUESTION:  Does anybody have any experience or guidance regarding:
    -- problems installing HF/VHF/UHF radios in either vehicle
    -- problems with noise FROM the hybrid equipment

I remember that some years ago, all the Japanese manufacturers would 
void your warranty if you installed two-way radio equipment.  That 
appears to be no longer true, as long as "properly installed" (defined 
as adequately fused). 

All experiences welcome.

Thanks for bandwidth.

wb4gcs at amsat.org

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