[aprssig] Prius [was:Re: Solar House Symbol & Solar ecstasy!
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Wed Sep 9 07:24:41 EDT 2015
Yikes, Stephen! Well, my plan was to mount the ATAS on a trailer hitch ... as far away from the inverter as I could...but to test it first.
I'm pretty good at copper foil encasing of boxes and grounding...but this sounds like a beast.
I may be relegated to 2m and 70 cm...in which case I'll install my 2m/70cm/23cm triband instead. ;-)
From: Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
Where are you going to mount the antenna? Have you seen details of my
Prius installation at:
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>
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
EchoLink: Node # 14400 [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
Home Page: http://wa8lmf.net
Live Off-The-Air APRS Activity Maps
Long-Range APRS on 30 Meters HF
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