[aprssig] Trackers on motorcycles

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Mon Jun 4 17:58:02 EDT 2007

I totally agree!

If anyone has any tricks about running a D700 in the rain on a motorcycle (a
Gold Wing specifically), I'd like to see them. The last two events that I've
worked have been in the rain - the last one finally did some damage to the
microphone. I'd hate to see that happen to the control head.

On Mon, June 4, 2007 5:51 pm, Doug Ferrell wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Jun 2007, Earl Needham wrote:
>> At 07:10 AM 6/4/2007, Edwards, Chris wrote:
>> >We hope to add more trackers next year if
>> >we can figure out how to attach them to a motorcycle.
>>          I rode motorcycles for some 20 years, but haven't had one in
>> a while now.  I used 2-meter equipment and even HF on occasion.  It
>> helps a LOT if the bike you're going to put gear on has a rear rack
>> -- you can put antennas there, and if saddlebags are available, you
>> can put the transceiver in there.  You can actually mount stuff on
>> the handlebar mounts if you need to.  Power is easy -- just go direct
>> to the battery and run the cables from there.  Usually not over three
>> feet to get anywhere you have equipment.
> It also helps if you have a Gold Wing instead of a sport
> bike (Honda Hurricane)! [GRIN]
> --
> ...DOUG

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