----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> YES! I just put a 100w HF transceiver in my 2006 Toyota Sequoia and drive
> to CA with it. Power straight from the battery, antenna a Hamstick on the
> luggage rack, shield of coax bonded to a big bolt holding the luggage rack
> to the roof. Antenna works great, and I had lots of fun on 17m CW and SSB.
> Had to turn off the car's climate control when I worked CW, because it was
> speeding up when I keyed the radio.
> BUT -- the Toyota Sequoia is an EMC nightmare -- when I fired up on 20 SSB
> and called a 15 sec CQ, the Toyota's main computer crashed, leaving me
> in the water in the middle of the Nevada desert! No fun. I managed to get
> rolling by pulling the power lead off the battery to reset the computer.
The transmission in my 2001 Ford Ranger "crashes" occasionally even
without RF stimulus. Fortunately, you can reboot the transmission by
turning off the ignition and restarting the engine. Makes me wonder if
they are using Windows in the transmission :):)
73 Mike, W4EF......................................
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