G0MFW > BIKE 04.05.07 04:13l 56 Lines 2582 Bytes #999 (0) @ WW
BID : 710265G0MFW
Read: GUEST DK3EL
Subj: Re: Push bike mobile
Sent: 070503/1348Z @:GB7NND.#23.GBR.EU #:6458 [Worksop, Notts] $:710265G0MFW
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Charlie M0PZT wrote:-
> pinching aspect of our wonderful hobby, is it ?! I've uploaded my 3D mock-up,
> it's 36k so can 7+ it if anybody wants to see it
> and doesn't have internet access.
Hi Charlie and others. What a lovely subject for a bulletin or three
and I'd love to see your mock-up by 7plus. I haven't got the internet
access yet but am seriously working on it.
It reminds me of my early days in amateur radio when I used to have my
FT-290 Mk1 mounted on my Honda 50cc moped. My radio was on a slide
mount on the handle bars and my mic/earpieces mounted in my helmet with
a lead to a quick release plug/socket arrangement. The mic/earpieces
were ex police, bought from a local emporium, and TX/RX was by a switch
on the left handlebar and worked by my thumb.
I had a top box, (plastic) on the carrier and in the centre of the lid
I drilled it for an SO-239 socket. Underneath the lid I had a thick
piece of aluminium pop riveted to said lid and drilled to take the
SO-239 too. The aluminium plate also had two lugs, one each side,
drilled to take small bolts and fitted with some very heavy wires that
went through two holes drilled in the bottom of the box, one each side.
These wires were fitted with soldered on rings, (can't remember their
proper name) and fastened to good clean grounding points. If I remember
correctly my aerial was a simple homebrew ¬ wave.
I had some nice chats on this setup when riding the moped on top of the
Lincolnshire Wolds and I had to call and show some locals how I had set
things up. Oh yes! I was never short on power as my top box held a
normal size fully charged car battery.
After a while I sold the moped and had a Vespa scooter to which all the
gear was fitted only this time I had an Alinco dual band handie and a
dual band antenna. With this I could work the Scunthorpe repeater,
GB3WJ, on 70cm from way past Scamblesby. Look it up on a map.
When I got a car I only had the dual band setup and rarely used it. Now
I haven't a car but I have an eletric bike to help me get out but I'd
never fit a mobile station to it as I'd probably be laughed off the
My experiences with 'bike' mobile for what they are worth. Regards
...73 de Bill, G0MFW @ GB7NND.#23.GBR.EU ÛO
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