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[aprssig] APRS for a motorcycle - radios?

Ken Brown W2KB at comcast.net
Thu Feb 16 01:39:00 UTC 2006


A few times I've used the D700 with the 1995 Harley FXDS.  Garmin III+ on a
handle bar mount with the entire D700 in one of the saddle bags, control
head too since I didn't intend to try to actually operate it, only use it as
a tracker.  Power came from the plug I had installed for electric vest and
gloves.  I had installed a metal luggage rack that is above the rear wheel
fender, just behind the pillion seat.  5/8 wave Larsen mag mount on the rack
worked fine.  

For this very temporary setup I got lots of posits recorded via findu.  The
50 watts of transmit had to be a factor over HT levels of course.

73, ---Ken W2KB

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Mark Cheavens
The single biggest improvement would be using a REAL antenna over the short
rubber duck. I have not figured out a good antenna solution for the
motorcycle yet! (suggestions welcome).







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