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[aprssig] New Truck/Setup Ford Expedition GPS and Install Questions

K7FTP k7ftp at commtechreview.net
Mon Feb 4 12:13:03 UTC 2008


You might get a few ideas here.  We did a Jeep, but I have built many other 
vehicles into police cars and the principles are the same...

www.commtechreview.net/jeep

Also, look into RAM Mounts.  We found them more versatile than Jotto 
products, and I'm pretty sure we did one in an Expedition.

We run a TopGlobal MB6800 router for EVDO, and have had great luck with it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rich Garcia" <k4gpsc at gmail.com>
To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 6:20 PM
Subject: [aprssig] New Truck/Setup Ford Expedition GPS and Install Questions


>I am going to purchase a Ford Expedition in the next day or two. We are
> passing on the on-board navigation for obvious reasons :-) For the price 
> of
> an on-board system I can purchase D-710, probably any GPS I want, new 
> mounts
> antennas and
> all wiring/mount materials.
>
> Any suggestions as to which GPS units I should be looking at? I have been
> tempted to look at the AV/MAP G5 but am wondering if there is anything
> better out there. Since this will be our primary GPS as large as we can 
> get
> is what we are looking for. I am getting away with this expense since the
> XYL is tired of having a laptop on her lap hours on end during long trips. 
> I
> was thinking of a jotto desk for the laptop but it appears that the center
> console will not allow a desk of any kind and still have passenger room. 
> We
> are going to go for the DVD system for the kids I think, don't know if it
> has inputs so we could hook up the laptop, if it does maybe a mini-12v PC
> would be in order?
>
> Also any other sig members with the Expedition? I would appreciate it if 
> you
> can contact me off list with any words of advice on placement and wiring. 
> I
> plan on doing 1 dual band antenna, a 800/1.9Ghz antenna for EVDO, and
> possibly a GPS antenna. Radio and EVDO Cradlepoint router to be mounted
> somewhere in the rear quarter panels. The cradlepoint is a router for EVDO
> AirCards that provides a WiFi hot spot and LAN port, I'll mount the router
> back there and run an antenna wire also. When we go on a long trip I'll 
> just
> plug my USB card in there and flood the car with a broadband WiFi
> connection. Minimal wires is what we are aiming for, even for the 
> electronic
> geek that I am trips with my toys can be annoying with the rats nest we 
> have
> by the time we add a phone charger and radar detector to the front
> windshield!
>
> Rich
> k4gps at arrl.net
>
>
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