New ride!!! 2011 Escape Upfit

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Jarred J.

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my new mode 2...


and my mode 1...

 
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well i can RMA these but im trying to figure out if they are sending 12 diode apollos or fusions...
 
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RMA sent after talking with tech support. trying to figure out if they will send F12s or fusions..
 
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Teaser pic. vids to follow after I get day time vids...

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I like them alot...
 
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Well pending a local installer looking at these Friday to double check what I already know I decided to do these pics real quick...
This is my cobra "takedowns" and the 2 fusions on steady white...
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Looking at them from the neighbors house you see lit up
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Close up to get all 4 lights in frame..
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Hmm guess I never updated but after RMA on that pair of fusions i got another pair and they worked flawlessly...

Project for last weekend...

Out with appolo with suctions


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In with new fusion with window mount
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Also added a dashcam a few weeks back...


Waiting on pucks now.. and to hit the lottery so I can get a 4200, hammer, pushbar, feed the hogs, wash the laundry,.finish up.my home work....
 
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been awhile since i have done anything major... but here we go...

Finally got an APRS tracker... Byonics RTG it's a 10 watt transmitter and one of their tiny track 3s in a self contained box...

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It takes a small GPS, uses it's signal turns it into a packet and send it's through the airwaves .. which is picked up and retransmitted by DigiPeter's and Igates...

So here's some install pics...
 
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All of the pics loaded out of order..

here it is all installed and running. db9 connectors are the GPS. antenna and power/ ground...

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Attaching the anderson power pole connector to the ground side.. this wasnt attached yet just adding the connector to a roll of ground wire.

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I didnt "label" the 2 wires i added to the console so i used a good ole HF meter to see which wire had power when the switch was on..
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no flash to see the unit powers on and works...

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pulling the wires through the carpeting to the rear to the storgae box...

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running the wires under the carpet tot he console..

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HF meter again for the 2nd wire

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wires up in the console before attaching to the Carling console switches.

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wires fed through to the rear... while i had this opened back up i put some loom on the side mounted fusion.. in this pic is 2 coax cables the GPS cable (db9 lead) wiring for the fusion and the 2 new power wires..

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used the trailer wire negative for the negative post for the HF meter.. LOL

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The snake under the carpet now..

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The GPS unit. it is supposed to go on the roof. but since it doesnt come in a NMO mount and i didnt want it up on the roof i checked with the maker and he said as long as there isnt too much metal between it and the outside world it should work here... its up on a "hump" near the back glass. i test ran it for a few days there and it never moved with its magnets so it should be good there...


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had to drill a big hole for the db9 to pass through pre connection.. you can see the antenna coax here as well. i bought a small SMA to pl259 cable to run from the RTG to the antenna

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connection of power wires before looming

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this is the 2 switches (from a few pages back in case you didnt want to go back and look.)

obviously i hooked the APRS up to he custom switch LOL and the the 2nd wire will be going to yup, you guessed... (but when) I am debating if i want to surface mount some leds into the bumper or do one of those trailer hitch mount bars... (similar to this but not as big of lights https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CUROPSI/?tag=elightbars-20 )




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1st time it got picked up by a digipeter/ igate... on my way to work today my county is a deadspot for APRS but thats another project for another day that im only a few components away from.. the closest digi /igates are in Rutherford, Coffee, and Maury counties..

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When i went to lunch in the town with the digi / igate

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