[OZAPRS] New wheels - dare I use anything that transmits?
tfneumann at internode.on.net
Thu Aug 28 09:45:23 EST 2008
Thanks to everyone who has responded on this topic. I've taken all
comments on board, and one day when I'm feeling courageous I might try a
few very low power experiments and see what happens. It's apparent that
there are some vehicles which do have unpredicted and adverse responses
to legitimate amateur operations and these are a cause for concern,
especially with a new vehicle with a very high dependence on electronics
and RF devices for it's operation. The keyless entry and start system
especially is quite scary with sensors to detect whether the "key" is
inside the car, or outside. Almost every panel I have peered under has
an extensive wiring loom hiding under it. Nothing like the good old
Commodore or even Magna which were comparatively simple. And then
before that there was the EH Holden too - that was really
straightforward (sigh) .....
BTW everything else about the Lancer is to like - so far. Nippy
performance, good fuel economy - provided you don't hammer it, and
smart appearance. The red ones might be fast Gordon, but the Champagne
colour stays cleaner - even when it's a bit dirty ;-) . We liked the
red but I hate washing cars - or being asked (told actually) to do so.
The first thing will be to get the 13.8 volt line from the battery to
the interior of the car. I'll see how things go after that.
73, and sincere thanks again to all who contributed - it's been a
helpful thread with some unexpected but very interesting side effects,
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