[aprssig] aprssig Digest, Vol 154, Issue 5
g8kbv at uku.co.uk
Wed Apr 5 12:09:29 CDT 2017
On 05/04/17 18:00, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> ARGH! Got a rental car and was miles out of the airport when I
> finally got the APRS plugged in.
> And of course, the 12v DC cigarette outlet was dead! Too late to
> drive back and insit on a new car.
> Lesson relearned for travelers:
> 1) Carry some spare mini fuses of the 10A variety (Both kinds)
> 2) Or carry a 6’ clip lead cord to the battery
> 3) DON’T LEAVE THE RENTAL PLACE without testing the outlet first!
> Bob, WB4APR
Good advice of course... But be careful with the clip leads, many
modern cars have *very* close shut lines!
That happened to me one time in the US, from Philadelphia airport
travelling inland to Kulpsville.
A local at the hotel said to take the car to a local dealer of that
marque, that I did without question, I believe they either billed the
rental co', or it was done under warranty being a newish car (some GM
I never heard anything or saw any "odd" behaviour on my credit card
after the trip...
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