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    Default VOLT 2014 to Have Inductive Charging Pad

    I posted that I was installing some HAM Radio equipment in my VOLT.
    When I was doing this I also installed / modified 12 volt outlets in the VOLT.
    And the final touch was to add an inductive charging pad not scheduled till the 2014 VOLTs.

    The LG inductive charging pad can be purchased at AMAZON.COM for under $40.
    http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics...g+charging+pad

    I was going to replace the plug on the 12 volt outlet on the rear center console. But it was much cheaper to replace it for $3.38 http://www.gmpartsnation.com/parts/2...REAR%20CONSOLE If I ever wanted to replace it.

    Remember to put an inline fuse to each of your hot wires.
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    Some of the photos didn't post the first time.
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    You don't find it annoying to leave your phone in the rear console in order to charge?
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    Ham Radio in a Volt? Isn't that like gluing an Abacus to your Laptop (hold the mayo on mine)?

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    I normally ride in my car by myself. My phone likes to be charged several times a day. With the Bluetooth in the VOLT I just talk to my VOLT. My phone just sits in the back. The 12 volt outlet and charging pad have been adapted to work when the VOLT is turned off. So if the phone is low I just put something over it so you can't see the phone and let it keep charging.
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    I didn't think so. I guess I like talking to strangers about how much I like my VOLT.
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    Ham Radio is not primitive tech. When I had a jeep the ham radio was the best option. A CB range was under a mile. Ham radios can hit 40 miles+. When your playing in the desert or the mountains ham is the way to go.

    Though I don't know why you need a ham in the volt.
    The are alot of ham geeks though...

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    I'm not sure that at my current age that I'll use my future Volt for the activities of my youth but, to defend Ham Radio, I use to storm chase when I lived in the Dallas/Ft. Worh area. Depending on your location, a low-powered handheld often caused delayed reporting because of the operator(s) having to repeat themselves to be understood, particularly from within heavy rain, which reduces your signal - think Dish TV.

    That, and other situations, is what KC2DQS's installation avoids. From his other thread that showed the installation of the radio, I think he did a bang up job - very neat. That helps him with the *XYL* (Ham shorthand for wife) in their frequent protest about *all those wires and stuff.* Wives hate that part of the hobby.

    Though Morse Code is the mode that makes me happiest, it's a real kick to have a 20-minute conversation with a person in Europe or South America on say 10-meter FM while driving to/from work. On FM, which is what KC2DQS installed, it's just like talking to a friend in a quiet room and as clear as listening to a high-powered FM broadcast station.

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    One thing I forgot before hitting the Submit button:

    Ham Radio exists because, in its Charter, is a mandate towards national security. Sort of like Second Amendment rights. That mandate delcares that operators will avail themelves, their skills and equipment to local, state and federal authorities for the well being of our citizens in an emergency.

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    Cool

    Thanks it's nice to know that I'm not alone.

    That's why I have been using HAM Radio for the last 20+ years. CB radio was only good for five miles. FRS radios don't even cover that far. With HAM Radio I can have some one with me where ever I go.

    And with I R L P (The Internet Radio Linking Project) I can talk to repeaters all over the world. Cheaper than HF and you don't need the big antennas in your yard. Just put towers in your friends yards.

    My first Ham license was back when I was an Electronic Technician right out of collage with a two year degree

    My upgrades started when my son showed interest when we were in Boy Scouts together. That's when I earned my Extra Class License and became a VE (Voluntary Examiner) I never made it to the National Jamberry with my son. But he is a better person getting his Eagle Scout rank. And I'm abetter person being an adult in scouting that I'm still active with today.

    My son is also a licensed HAM Radio operator. And we had a "Radio Active" Scout Troop (5 adults and 10 scouts) that just amazed the other troupes trying to use there FRS radios in the woods.

    http://www.irlp.net/

    And when people tell me that I'm a Geek with my HAM Radio and Electrical Engineering Degree. I just sit in my VOLT and watch "Revenge of the Nerds" (in DVD format, VOLT will not play Blue-rays) and smile.

    As a VE I work with people to get there licenses. Look on line to find your Elmer today.

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