[aprssig] APRS In A Car

Bogdan, Rick rbogdan at ursinus.edu
Fri Jan 27 11:45:45 EST 2006

In my 04 Sable I also ran a #10  (fused + and -) from the battery, but to
the trunk and terminated it at a a 5 port RIGrunner.  Supports my FT-8800,
FT-1500 and KPC-3. The 8800 has the remote head mounted in a unused hole at
the base of the center console.  
Rick  ka1udx


From: Claude Head III [mailto:k5dtn at swbell.net] 
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 9:59 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS In A Car

My wife's car, a 2001 Cadillac, has the option of having the cigarette plugs
on all the time, or of following the "available" power cycle (on for about
10 minutes after ignition is turned off). This is done by moving one of the
fuses in the main fuse block from one slot to another. This feature is
described in the user's manual.

73, Claude K5DTN

Gregg Wonderly <gregg at wonderly.org> wrote: 

Dave Baxter wrote:
> A lot of modern cars do not have "Always on" power ports any more. It
> seems to depend on the philosophy of the individual maker. The Honda
> Accord I have now does not. Other cars I've had in the last 5 years
> have..

I ran a #10 feed from the battery to the cockpit to the center console above
radio in my honda. There is a little snap in block there (f! or a feature
the car did not have) that is just the size of the 4 port snap in:

Now I have 4 ports of power any time and I plug my radio, 500 watt inverter
some other things in there. I have a powerpole to female cig-lighter plug
allows one to plug in convential car enabled devices.

Gregg Wonderly

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