[OZAPRS] New wheels - dare I use anything that transmits?
vk3api at people.net.au
Thu Aug 28 07:57:50 EST 2008
My 2000 model Holden Jackeroo has a rather dangerous response to both 2m
When the cruise control is engaged and you are cruising along YOU CAN'T
DISENGAGE the cruise control if you are transmitting on either band.
I discovered this effect when I nearly ran into the back of a row of
cars. I came up behind them at a set of traffic lights and couldn't
disengage cruise. I dropped the mic ready to take evasive action and
suddenly the cruise control worked again.
I have verified this effect on a clear highway and it is totally
consistent, with the TX on around 146/147 Mhz and most of 70cm neither
the brake pedal switch or the steering column switch will release the
cruise control from cruise mode. This using about 45W on a front roo
bar mount dual band antenna.
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