[aprssig] Prius Battery Life and Replacement Cost

bob evinger wd9eka at evinger.com
Sun Aug 26 08:11:10 CDT 2007

Okay i'll make it more aprs related :)   I did have a tiny tracker in my
insight for a period of time, but fought an rf problem with my cabling.
Once in a while the ptt transistor on the tiny tracker would latch up
and even if I shut the tracker off it would keep the radio keyed. i it
out after ending up with a dead 12 volt battery more than once. 

Went to a pocket tracker with an external antenna but was not reliably
getting into the local digi for some reason so pulled that as well. Used
the pocket tracker on my m/c for a while but had the same issues.  

on my "round-tuit" list I have getting the tracker put back either in
the insight or the m/c but too many other projects going on at the

bob(one of the)

On Sat, 2007-08-25 at 21:34 -0700, Daron J. Wilson wrote:
> > Dust to dust cost being more than a HUMvee, I would like to see or read
> > that report because my personal experience would seem to dispute that,
> > but then I dont have personal experience with a humvee.....
> I'll look for the article that I read about them as well, I don't remember
> the humvee comparison, but rather a lengthy explanation about the carbon
> units expended to produce the products (batteries, electricity, etc) and the
> efficiency with the conclusion being that while it made you feel good about
> helping the environment, if you took into account everything that was
> involved in production and life of the car, it was more harmful than a
> conventional vehicle.
> Interesting to consider more than one point of view...though, it's
> attachment to APRS is becoming distant.
> 73
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