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I just got my Technician License and was wondering if it was practical/possible to hook up my Icom T90A to the Autocom. Any hams out there with ideas or experience in doing something like that?
 

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Kenwood HT with the factory patch cord works fine on my '03. Need to use an external antenna away from the electronics in the sting ray or else you get a lot of noise.

Pretty sure others on here have done exactly what you want to do with good success.

Don't use it hardly ever as my wife is not a Ham and does not care to listen to conversation while riding, factory juke box gets used a lot.

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Chuck,
I've used my Rat Shack Handi's (2M & 440) with the Autocom Icom plug and PTT for a local parade. Even the local LEO"S were impressed with my 4 way flashers & fluorescent yellow vest.

However, when touring you are usually out of range of a repeater very quickly unless you have a "great" antenna system and since the LT frame really isn't a good ground plane, the RF doesn't get too far.

They do work well well though for group rides with other licensed hams.

N8QZ
 

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Thanks guys. Looks like I will put that project on the back burner until I can talk a few of the guys into taking the test as well.

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Hi,

Bough my K1200LT yesterday, its model 2006 with 18000kms ( I gave up GL1800 model 2001).
I am a keen ham radio eperator OH2KW, next thing would be to assemble Yaesu FT-10R to the bike. Or as the season is finishing, at least during the coming winter....
As I am very new with K1200LT, I wonder, does it have somewhere a place for this kind of unit (control head is a separate one). I do not want to spent luggage space for the radio if not absolutely necessary. My bike has not any intercom, only standard radio with CD-player. How can you connect the ham gear to the audio system ? And How could I get my Gl1800 helmet headset to the LT's audio system (at least to listen to radio or CD with the headset speakers).
IS there 2006 LT schematics available somewhere, also a repair manual would be good (I found only
1999 manual so far).

br, Arto

PS. For hams: worked juts few hundreds A, N, K, W stations in SAC test !
 

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Hi I have my Yaesu FT 7800 on my bike hooked up to my autocom .. I made a plate to mount on the rack on top of rear box to mount my antenna on and grounded it to the frame. Works great. Jim KD6REA
 

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I've got a Yaesu FT2800M that I can listen to through my Autocom, but have'n't figured out how to use a PTT. I got out very well by using the mic from the radio next to my mouth (using my left hand). I put a steel plate on my luggage rack so I had a good groundplane.
Any electronic gurus out that that can help me?

Gary D :bmw:
 

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In the manual for the radio it tells witch wire is ptt and mic then hook up to autocom. I got a icom gmrs cable and hooked it up to that and have used it for 5 years. I little experimenting with mic wires well get it done. Jim KD6REA
 
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