Electronics Upgrades Galore!

consoleThis will be a short entry to tell you about a lot of electronics work that I’ve nearly finished. First was a fairly slick smartphone mount. I prefer to avoid using my USB port by charging my phone wirelessly. It’s not easy to find a suitable wireless charger. So I found one I liked and then GOOP’d it to a ProClip mount that’s designed for my car. I don’t like unsightly power cord runs, so I routed mine through the AC duct and behind the dash, plugging it into a 12V outlet that’s inside my arm rest. I had to disassemble the center console to pull it off, but I’m pleased with the outcome. I’ve shared some photos below my signature.

I’ve also made major strides with a substantial electronics project. Everything works, but I have a minor hiccup to address with my 4-gauge 12V pair; plus, I’m still researching antenna options. Regardless, I’ve shared the details on two new  pages, which are subpages of the “My GTI” page (menu above):

Electronics Suite – A new page that details my upgrade to the Helix Sound System as well as the groundwork for my communications suite.

Communications – A new page that details my ham radio installation. It’s nearly complete.





About Scott

I grew up near Houston, TX and joined the U. S. Coast Guard in 1986. I am trained on electronics and taught myself the basics about automotive systems and to perform some of my own maintenance (cars and bicycles). I became involved with Amateur Radio and computers in 1995. The explosion of technology has made my job and several of my hobbies quite interesting. I retired from the Coast Guard in 2016 and continue to work in the the electronics systems engineering field. My hobbies include Volkswagens, bicycling, electronics, amateur radio, web management, and reptiles. Visit my websites to learn more.
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