[aprssig] APRS Rental car lessons relearned

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Apr 4 19:41:37 EDT 2017

ARGH!  Got a rental car and was miles out of the airport when I finally got
the APRS plugged in.

And of course, the 12v DC cigarette outlet was dead!  Too late to drive
back and insit on a new car.

Lesson relearned for travelers:

1)      Carry some spare mini fuses of the 10A variety  (Both kinds)

2)      Or carry a 6’ clip lead cord to the battery

3)      DON’T LEAVE THE RENTAL PLACE without testing the outlet first!

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