[aprssig] Trackers on motorcycles
gerheim at cox.net
gerheim at cox.net
Mon Jun 4 17:29:12 CDT 2007
On the serious side, I use a hard-mount handlebar mound for a Garmin eTrex Legend. The radio mount is "iffy": I used some small bungy cord, maybe 1/8" diameter to wrap/frap the belt clip to the handlebar, then the D7 goes right on the belt clip. Rubber Ducky antenna. I know it isn't everything you want, _and_ the D7 may come up off the belt clip. Still need more development.
Have access to the battery terminals, need to put in a fused line stowed under the pillion (Honda Shadow Spirit). The pillion comes off with a 10mm hex driver. EZ.
Have luggage rack, but not sure what to do with the antenna. Not crazy about running a line under the gas tank. May run it over the gas tank, but secure it with refridgerator magnets. I know: Scuff! Scratch!
I want handlebar access to the GPS receiver for navigation, and to the radio for general principles.
Very strange design problems.
---- Earl Needham <needhame1 at plateautel.net> wrote:
> At 07:10 AM 6/4/2007, Edwards, Chris wrote:
> >We hope to add more trackers next year if
> >we can figure out how to attach them to a motorcycle.
> I rode motorcycles for some 20 years, but haven't had one in
> a while now. I used 2-meter equipment and even HF on occasion. It
> helps a LOT if the bike you're going to put gear on has a rear rack
> -- you can put antennas there, and if saddlebags are available, you
> can put the transceiver in there. You can actually mount stuff on
> the handlebar mounts if you need to. Power is easy -- just go direct
> to the battery and run the cables from there. Usually not over three
> feet to get anywhere you have equipment.
> 7 3
> KD5XB -- Earl Needham
> Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
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