[OZAPRS] Vertex New FTM 350 Aprs rig

Damien Gardner Jnr rendrag at rendrag.net
Sun Aug 23 21:52:38 EST 2009

On 23/08/2009, at 8:56 PM, vk2hlt at netspace.net.au wrote:
> Kenwood TMD700 mic only plugs into tranciever, My other radio Yaesu  
> FT857D is
> the same ? Also not sure what " modern " cars you speak of DG but  
> the VE
> commodore has enough room for a party under the front seats :)  Also  
> my 2004
> Prado has room for a couple of radios under each seat, neither of  
> these
> vehicles are slightly concerned by high power radios in the cabin  
> space.
> Cheers Tim

Hrrm, weird - can't really see the point of a remote-head unit if  
you've got to run two cables to the front of the vehicle..  When I  
said the front of the car, I was talking the actual front - i.e. the  
dash, where you're going to have your mic ;)  I've seen a few folks  
put stuff under the seats, but I'd be too worried about a) them  
getting soaked if you get water into the car, and b) getting beaten up  
by stuff rolling around from the back seat..  That and I dont' know  
about the VE, but the VT and VY's we have, there's only about an inch  
of clearance under there if you drop the seats to their low setting,  
and personally I don't want a transceiver right next to the firing  
whatsits for the seatbelt pullers (the ones that go off with the  
airbags in an accident).  That and even under the seat, you're going  
to need an extension to get the mic up to the dash..?

My old VR, and my current VTii die in the arse if you hit transmit  
with a transceiver in the front of the car, and my VTii, and the  
missus' VYii, the tacho drops to 0, and the cruise control drops out,  
if the antenna isn't tuned in when you transmit on HF..



Damien Gardner Jnr
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