[aprssig] Trackers on motorcycles

gerheim at cox.net gerheim at cox.net
Mon Jun 4 18:29:12 EDT 2007

On the serious side, I use a hard-mount handlebar mound for a Garmin eTrex Legend.  The radio mount is "iffy":  I used some small bungy cord, maybe 1/8" diameter to wrap/frap the belt clip to the handlebar, then the D7 goes right on the belt clip.  Rubber Ducky antenna.  I know it isn't everything you want, _and_ the D7 may come up off the belt clip.  Still need more development.  

Have access to the battery terminals, need to put in a fused line stowed under the pillion (Honda Shadow Spirit).  The pillion comes off with a 10mm hex driver.  EZ.  

Have luggage rack, but not sure what to do with the antenna.  Not crazy about running a line under the gas tank.  May run it over the gas tank, but secure it with refridgerator magnets.  I know:  Scuff!  Scratch!  

I want handlebar access to the GPS receiver for navigation, and to the radio for general principles.  

Very strange design problems.  

---- Earl Needham <needhame1 at plateautel.net> 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.
>          7 3
>          Earl
> KD5XB -- Earl Needham
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