[amsat-bb] Re: [Mw] Slightly OT: Mobile Installations
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Mon Apr 13 23:33:00 PDT 2009
At 05:22 PM 4/13/2009, Jim Sanford wrote:
>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
Excellent question, considering the number of hybrid cars (and
all-electric cars soon to be offered in 2010). I wonder if the
electric motors have brushes and if they are RFI bypassed? I do not
have any info to provide, but certainly interested in what you find
out. I am watching the Chrystler Electric Town & Country van to be
offered in 2010 with 40-mpg performance. It runs with electric
motors 100% and has gasoline generator for extended distance driving.
73, Ed - KL7UW
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