[aprssig] Solar House Symbol & Solar ecstasy!
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Sep 8 11:35:20 CDT 2015
On 9/8/2015 12:06 PM, Ev Tupis via aprssig wrote:
> Thanks for this info, Bob! I recently purchased an 07 Prius...and am about to
> see how much RFI it generates using my FT-857D and ATAS120. I suppose my
> "worst case" is that I may be able to use 6 meters, 2 meters and 70 CM while in
> motion...but we'll see.
> Where did you find the "form fitting" solar cells for yours?
Where are you going to mount the antenna? Have you seen details of my
Prius installation at:
If the 2007 is anything like the 2005 (If I recall correctly, 2007 was the same
generation as my 2005), the noise level from high-current DC-DC and DC-AC power
conversion is absolutely horrendous. HF and 6 are completely unusable.
Even on 2M, I had detectable though desense; i.e. noticeable effects on APRS RX
on my D700. (S-meter would go up about one bar with the engine running.)
And this was with a no-ground-plane-required end-fed half-wave ant on 2M
(Diamond 770 2M/450 dual-bander). Don't even think of using a quarter-wave,
5/8ths wave or any other antenna configuration that depends on the body sheet
metal as a ground plane or counterpoise.
This intractable noise problem is one of the main reasons I replaced my Prius
with a VW Jetta TDI diesel.
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Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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