Goldwing Communications


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noeleo
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Location: Desha, AR
Motorcycle: 1987 GL1200 A Aspencade Sadly wrecked 2-25-12

1989 Honda GoldWing GL1500

Goldwing Communications

Postby noeleo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:49 am



So, I see some of you at least are Amateur Radio Operators. :D I really want to incorporate a 2 meter ham radio into my GL1200A, which is equipped with the Honda/Panasonic AM/FM Cassette and CB. I have no problem figuring out the antenna mount (just use a left side mount and install a 2 meter no ground plane antenna). ;) The biggest question is adding the PTT, Mic, and speaker connections to the existing system. :oops: I really want to eliminate the CB :cry: (no, it won't be for sale as I want to keep it in place), and was hoping to use the PTT switch and be able to use the original headset. I love talking on 2 meters, and feel I am missing out when I ride. Anyone have any ideas?

:D Thanks in advance for your assistance. :D


Ride your GoldWing no faster than your angel can fly.

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N2PPN
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Location: Lawnguyland New Yawk
Motorcycle: Me on my 1981 GL1100 at Jones Beach in 1984

Re: Goldwing Communications

Postby N2PPN » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:03 pm

CQ CQ de N2PPN Motorcycle Mobile...

I have a Yaesu FT-470 Dual Band HT on my 1981 GL 1100

Yaesu FT-470 Dual Band HT
Yaesu FT-470 Dual Band HT




with a diamond NR770H antenna mounted on the left rear saddlebag rail.

Diamond NR 770H Dual Band antenna
Diamond NR 770H Dual Band antenna



And I mounted an ICOM PTT stitch to the left brake lever mount with a ty-rap and some double faced tape

ICOM HS-10SB PTT switchbox
ICOM HS-10SB PTT switchbox



On the Helmet, I used a Shure SM12A Boom mic wired to an old walkman headphone wire with the old headphones inside the helmet on both sides.

Shure SM12A Boom Mic
Shure SM12A Boom Mic


All this chewing gum and bailing wire home-brew stuff works extremely well and I can work just about all my local repeaters on the 5 watts out from the radio (running on external 12VDC) DFQ from all over the NYC metro area... I can also work simplex for a much greater distance than you would expect for 5 watts.

It took me about two years to "tweak" the set-up to work as well as it does with adding noise filters in the DC power line (to eliminate alternator noise and other electrical noises) to getting the deviation set just right to keep the wind noise unnoticeable. When I am motorcycle mobile no one can tell unless I inform them when I ID.

We are IRLP'd and EchoLink'd up here and I can give ya a demo from the bike sometime so you can hear for yourself...


My 1981 GL 1100
My 1981 GL 1100




73 for now,

Rich
N2PPN
Don't Worry,
Ride Happy!

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shylow101
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Location: Batesville, AR
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200A
1989 GL1500
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Re: Goldwing Communications

Postby shylow101 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:42 am

Hiya neighbor: Noel, have you had a look at this site for a solution: http://www.cellset.com/frset.html
I am ordering one so I can put a FT-857 on my GL1500.

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noeleo
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Motorcycle: 1987 GL1200 A Aspencade Sadly wrecked 2-25-12

1989 Honda GoldWing GL1500

Re: Goldwing Communications

Postby noeleo » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:55 pm

Thanks, shylow. Good to hear from you, too. I will check it out tonight.


Ride your GoldWing no faster than your angel can fly.


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