[amsat-bb] Re: [Mw] Slightly OT: Mobile Installations
AJ9N at aol.com
Tue Apr 14 09:33:36 PDT 2009
I own a 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and a 2008 Toyota Prius. Love both
hybrids. So far I have not installed a radio in either car but I have used
an HT using the 12V socket with no apparent problem. Here are some web
sites that might help.
_http://www.k0bg.com/hybrid.html_ (http://www.k0bg.com/hybrid.html) the
main page is listed below.
_http://www.k0bg.com/_ (http://www.k0bg.com/) really cool home page for
a bunch of mobile stuff.
I am leaning towards just installing a VHF/UHF dual bander in my hybrids so
I might not have much of a noise issue. But HF is another story.
I also went into the Toyota web site to look at their manuals. You can
buy a 1 day subscription and download as much as you want. They were not the
most helpful for installing radios but there are some interesting things
to know. Toyota has something called TIS (Technical Information System).
I too am interested in what others are finding.
Charlie Sufana AJ9N
In a message dated 4/14/2009 1:34:31 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
kl7uw at acsalaska.net writes:
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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