[OZAPRS] New wheels - dare I use anything that transmits?

Dick vk7dik at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 08:32:46 EST 2008

Hi Terry,

           Seems to me you are not worried about what effect the emissions  
 from the guy parked next to you at the stop lights
has coming from his car, just your own! Just install and enjoy. If your  
car's safety systems ETC can be effected by your
HAM gear I would suggest you should not be driving it as it may not be  
safe to do so. Just my opinion .....

Cheers, Dick.

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On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:52:46 +1000, Terry Neumann  
<tfneumann at internode.on.net> wrote:

> The good old Magna has gone after 10 years and about 200Kkm, and in it's  
> place has come this nice new shiny Misterbishi Lancer VRX.     
> Accordingly VK5ATN-9 has been off air since the Magna was traded in some  
> 3 months ago.
> As I contemplate (re)installing some of my toys in the Lancer, I am  
> horrified at the possibilities of what might go wrong.  There are  
> airbags everywhere, a keyless entry and ignition system, ABS, ASC, trip  
> computer and a host of other electronic things which may or may not  
> tolerate any AR transmissions.   Forget about HF for the present, I'm  
> just speculating about a basic APRS setup on 2 metres with (say) a mag  
> base antenna on the roof or bonnet.  (The boot  lid appears to be out of  
> the equation because of the angle to which it opens and also the so  
> called spoiler)  Assuming I can get DC into the passenger compartment -  
> and that's by no means obvious in it's entry point - does anyone have  
> any information on how tolerant all this new stuff is with even say 5 or  
> 10 watts of APRS data on 2 metres.   Do I take the chance, or is this  
> the end of APRS for me - other than in the ute ?
> Any specific info on the current Lancers in this matter would be a great  
> help.   Any thoughts on the overall tolerance of any of this stuff in  
> modern cars of any make or model in respect of AR transmissions might  
> also be very useful in the bigger picture for others also.
> Many thanks in advance for any opinions/advice/horror stories or even  
> good news .....
> 73
> Terry
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