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[aprssig] Hybrids on APRS - Ford Escape Hybrid

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Jun 4 04:53:38 UTC 2008


Brian B. Riley wrote:
> Speaking of 'hybrids' ... anybody got any experience with Ford Escape  
> hybrid ?  I am looking at getting one... ya gotta have 4WD in winter  
> here! I am wondering how well they 'play' with 2m/70cm and HF rigs ...
>
>
> O

The Escape uses the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive drivetrain used on the 
Prius and Camry.  I suspect it will have the same severe broadband white 
noise problem due to very heavy currrent flows through semiconductors  
(i.e. diode noise generator).  In my 2006 Prius, I had S9 broadband 
noise level on HF +6M, about 1 S-unit desense on 2 meters and negligible 
on UHF.  




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