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[aprssig] Trackers on motorcycles

Dale Blanchard wa7ixk at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 4 22:59:50 UTC 2007


gerheim at cox.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.
>
I have used my D-7 with the D-7/Ram mount all over the Western states 
for years.
It has been in full sun at 115 degrees and rained on in the mountains.
My GPS-III is on a Ram mount also.

Dale




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