[aprssig] APRS In A Car

John Gleichweit smokeybehr at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 26 09:11:53 EST 2006

They don't have the size wire necessary to provide power to anything
considerable like a mobile rig. Also, you're going through the wiring
harness, which could add noise to the power and in turn, to the RF
output signal. I don't use the power ports for anything more than a 1A
draw. Anything more than that, and it's wired direct to the battery
(or directly wired fuse block). 

On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 19:54:38 -0800, "Andy Gonzales"
<KG6RWO at comcast.net> wrote:

>If you are fortunate enough to have a newer vehicle, what is wrong with the
>"always on" power ports.  (I wish they would use some other form of
>connector than the cig lighter adapter).  I connvert to Anderson PP at a
>distribution block.  The line feeding the block has pos and neg inline
>fuses. The block feeds the D700 and a laptop adapter.  I do not use the
>highest power setting on the D700 with the computer on.
John "Smokey Behr" Gleichweit FF1/EMT, CCNA, MCSE
IPN-CAL023 N6FOG UP Fresno Sub MP183.5 ECV1852
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