[OZAPRS] Vertex New FTM 350 Aprs rig

Ian Bennett ibennett at tpg.com.au
Mon Aug 24 07:54:35 EST 2009

	Got two words for you......bonding and bonding ;-)
	Here are a few photos of how I fitted out my 100 series tractor. Included are 
a few pics of the bonding I did. Didn't have any radio gear installed before 
the install so can't comment if it fixed anything.


	Only issue I have at the moment is I get a buzz in the radio if listening to 
AM stations when the HF APRS goes off. Only seems to happen during the 
	Will get around to looking at this eventually; not a biggy though as that 
combination doesn't happen very often.
	It was some comments by Ray (VK2TV) to another subscriber that prompted me to 
do the bonding. The site I used as reference is as follows:


	Lots of other good info in here as well.
	Enjoy and good luck.


On Sun, 23 Aug 2009 21:52:38 Damien Gardner Jnr wrote:
> 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..
> Cheers,
> DG
> Damien Gardner Jnr
> VK2TDG. Dip EE. GradIEAust
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