[aprssig] Re: D700 vs Prius
TGatje at aol.com
TGatje at aol.com
Thu Mar 29 15:40:10 CDT 2007
Okay, so "Drive by Wire" may have been a bit of an exaggeration -- Only the
throttle system is totally computer controlled (just try to rev the engine in
neutral). I'm looking for a job in their PR department ;)
But thanks to those people who replied with helpful suggestions both on and
off list. I'm working toward a "nice, neat, interference free" installation
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 17:29:47 -0400
From: Amateur Radio WB8NUT <duffy at wb8nut.com>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] D700 vs Prius
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Wow, I had no idea those Japanese cars had drive by wire and not a
conventional steering system. That would scare the heck out of me.
Can't stand to fly in jets with just fly by wire systems. I like the
If you're concerned about RF getting into the computers on the car, what
if you have one and are driving next to some guy with a high power HF
station in his car on the way to Dayton? You not only have to worry
about your own transmitter, but also someone else - or what about
getting close to a commercial transmitter?
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 16:59:25 EDT
From: TGatje at aol.com
Subject: [aprssig] D700 vs Prius
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I am relatively new to this list but have seen some discussion of
installation of Kenwood TM-D700As in various vehicles.
For a new wrinkle (for me) I want to install the radio in a Toyota Prius.
It, of course, has some issues.
First, it has a relatively small capacity 12VDC battery. This battery
basically runs the control system and computers. All the heavy lifting is
the 200VDC battery. Therefore I believe I won't be able to let the system
continuously when the vehicle is parked.
Second, the Prius is basically a "drive by wire" vehicle, heavy on
and such. I'm worried that the presence of a transmitter in the car may
cause some malfunction. The last comment of the Experience center was that
unapproved modifications may void the warranty! Contact with the dealer and
"Toyota Customer Experience Center" have not been any help. I believe
this list mentioned seeing a bulletin saying transmitters in Priuses are
up to about 100 watts but I've not been able to find anyone at Toyota to
Third, suggestions on wire routing, power tap locations, etc would be
Does anyone have any experience installing a D700 in a Prius? Or have any
advice on how to minimize problems? If you've seen their bulletin on
transmitters, please let me know where to find it.
I receive this list in the digest mode so answers from me may be slow. You
can also contact me direct at:
_TGatje at aol.com_ (mailto:TGatje at aol.com)
Thanks for any assistance
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