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 Post subject: Re: Amateur (Ham) Radio Installation.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:19 pm 
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I have an Icom ID800H installed. Used for the 2 years I had the car with no problems. Not much chance to flatten the aux battery really unless you try hard. I have the timer enabled to turn the radio off after a couple of hours. The radio can run 50W on VHF, but I usually set it to 15, no adverse effects to or from the radio in my experience. The charger which runs off the traction battery applies 14.5V to the aux as soon as you press the start button, so it recharges fairly quickly if required. The power drawn from the traction battery is of course negligible.
One thing I have found when camping and running a fridge, if you leave the car in ready mode in order to keep the aux battery topped up, the continuous power drawn from the traction battery is around 2-300W, so over a 24hr period you will run it down. Not a very efficient way to run a fridge :cry:

VK2HL


Thank you for your responses.

Can I ask where and how you've mounted the head (front panel) unit of your radio, please?

73
Brian


The head unit of the ID800 is very light and small, I mounted it with velcro on the dash below the temperature control (RH side).
The radio is in the boot on the LH side wheel cover. The remote cable is just long enough to reach.
My friend went to a bit more trouble and mounted it in the tray underneath the boot floor.
He also fitted a nudge bar for the antenna (quite a feat) and as a matter of interest it is pretty well impossible to find a grommet in the firewall to put any cables through.......

And, as another poster noted, they went to a lot of trouble in this car to make it EMI proof!
Nothing seems to get in our out.


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 Post subject: Re: Amateur (Ham) Radio Installation.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:40 am 
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I have a Yeasu FTM-400XDE installed. The main body of the radio is attached with high strength double sided tape to the side of the centre console with it's mounting bracket, I decided the space under the rear floor was too shallow to allow adequate cooling. The control unit is fitted on top of the dash above the centre display with the supplied mount attached by the supplied double sided pad. The 12v battery is 45AH and will cope with 20 Watts output but digital draws a heavier current so I don't use it with the car switched off I did run the 12v battery down to 11v the first time I used digital, but I have never used 50W. The aerial is mounted with a home made stainless steel bracket to a roof bar. I have had no EMC problems either way to date.


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