Fwd: Re: there oughta be a web site....
mo at ccr.org
Mon Apr 19 06:18:42 CDT 2010
yes, lots of resources if you want the arrows pointing the other way
my question was not "how do i put an antenna on <CAR-X>?"
but if i'm looking for a ham-friendly car, suv, etc, which ones
should i look at? there are a lot of vehicles out there - some of
which are ham-hostile, some of which are ham-tolerant, and *maybe*
some that are ham-friendly. it would be nice to work that list
in the most productive order.
On 4/19/10 1:19 AM, Richard Barth wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 01:18:57 -0400
>> To: "Mike O'Dell" <mo at ccr.org>
>> From: Richard Barth <rbarth at tidalwave.net>
>> Subject: Re: there oughta be a web site....
>> I haven't seen a site that deals with fitting antennas into a variety
>> of cars, but
>> don't forget the Yahoo groups (and Wikis, and others I'm sure)that
>> deal with particular
>> types of car.
>> When I bought my last car (which admittedly was a while ago) I faced
>> the same problem.
>> Posted the question to the Yahoo group dealing with Toyotas that is
>> populated by users
>> like me but also by a variety of shop mechanics, dealer techs and
>> others with a lot more
>> knowledge of cars than I will ever possess. Got an answer from one of
>> them (who just
>> happened to be a ham) that answered my question. Why was: Where can I
>> run the wires
>> without frying the electronics?
>> Been running the rig wired that way for years now. No problems.
>> I imagine questions about mounting the antenna could be answered
>> At 12:19 AM 4/16/2010, you wrote:
>>> what will all the reviews available comparing
>>> various radios, what i've never seen is a site
>>> rating vehicles as to suitability and ease of
>>> mobile radio installation.
>>> obviously you can put any radio in any vehicle
>>> (within reason) if you don't mind how many holes
>>> you drill in what parts, or, in the case of
>>> a recent article on CQ, if you are willing to
>>> remove all the seats except the driver to make
>>> room for radios, amplifiers, etc, etc.
>>> and there's a truck with an antenna farm just
>>> short of a mobile curtain array.
>>> but one would think this would be useful information
>>> for hams thinking of buying a new vehicle, if for
>>> no other reason than to winnow away the complete
>>> at least something collecting stories of installations
>>> that went well and those that went, uh, otherwise.
>>> has anyone seen anything like this??
>>> "Of course it's hard!
>>> If it was easy, we'd be buying it from somebody else!"
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