[OZAPRS] Vertex New FTM 350 Aprs rig

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Mon Aug 24 08:11:35 EST 2009

Nice installation, Ian.

That amount of work is sure some incentive to keep the car for a looong 

Ray vk2tv

Ian Bennett wrote:
> Damien,
> 	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.
> http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2014987&id=1097597881&l=7a1630233a
> 	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 
> preamble.
> 	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:
> http://www.k0bg.com/bonding.html
> 	Lots of other good info in here as well.
> 	Enjoy and good luck.
> Ian
> 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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