March 28, 2006 15:47
Subject: Page # 7 FAQ
Adding ham radio to the 2006 Gold Wings, Updated 3-28-2006
I sent you a picture of what my 04 White GW looks like from the riders seat. Of course all the stuff, CB, cell phone, Street Pilot 3 Deluxe, Kenwood TM742A Tri-Band, Kenwood TM-D700A Dual Band and the Valentine One Radar detector are a little over kill, but the motorcycle is used as the main show piece at the Comet Antenna booth at HamVention in Dayton OH. I work for Comet at the HamVention and their warehouse is not far from our house. The motorcycle is 24 months old and has 87,000 miles on it.
We do all the installations for our MARC Members for free. You pay only for any supplies that we have to take out of our personal stock, wiring, wire fittings, switches, adapter cables & etc, and maybe buy us lunch the day of the install.
At 03:09 PM 2/15/2006, you wrote:
Hi. Just read the article on putting the two meter radio in a 1500. Is there an update to this info that would cover a 1800? No, but we are taking pictures and writing up another article for the 1800's now. Of course when the 2006 GW's came out, a lot of that changed. There is a very big difference under the skins of the 06 GW's.
Maybe, what are the connections on the back of the CB? I don't know what exactly you are asking. Do you have a CB? Are you talking about integrating a ham radio into the stock Honda wiring harness? You are not specific about what you are talking about an HT or a base/mobile radio. Personally we use the Kennedy Technology Cell Sets to integrate everything you see in the picture to integrate it into the stock Honda wiring harness. Ray
It looks like the rest might apply to the 1800 as well. After doing ham radio installations for 13 years on the 1500 GW's we had to learn everything all over again. Almost nothing that works on a 1500 GW will work on an 1800 GW. It's all a brand new ball game. We have done maybe 30 installations on the 1800's since they came out and have done one on the new 06 GW that has all the electronics on it that I have on mine. That was one heck of a job and it took 4 days to complete and get it all working right. Ray