[aprssig] Solar House Symbol & Solar ecstasy!

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Sep 8 12:35:20 EDT 2015

On 9/8/2015 12:06 PM, Ev Tupis via aprssig wrote:
> Thanks for this info, Bob!  I recently purchased an 07 Prius...and am about to
> see how much RFI it generates using my FT-857D and ATAS120.  I suppose my
> "worst case" is that I may be able to use 6 meters, 2 meters and 70 CM while in
> motion...but we'll see.
> Where did you find the "form fitting" solar cells for yours?

Where are you going to mount  the antenna?      Have you seen details of my 
Prius installation at:

<http://wa8lmf.net/mobile/prius>   ?

If the 2007 is anything like the 2005 (If I recall correctly, 2007 was the same 
generation as my 2005), the noise level from high-current DC-DC and DC-AC power 
conversion is absolutely horrendous.   HF and 6 are completely unusable.

Even on 2M, I had detectable though desense; i.e. noticeable effects on APRS RX 
on my D700.  (S-meter would go up about one bar with the engine running.)

And this was with a no-ground-plane-required end-fed half-wave ant on 2M 
(Diamond 770 2M/450 dual-bander).  Don't even think of using a quarter-wave, 
5/8ths wave or any other antenna configuration that depends on the body sheet 
metal as a ground plane or counterpoise.

This intractable noise problem is one of the main reasons I replaced my Prius 
with a VW Jetta TDI diesel.

Details here:  <http://wa8lmf.net/mobile>


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