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500X The Ham Car
Ham Cramwich: $25,000 Of Communications Gear In A $500 Car @ Jalopnik (they’ve been on a roll lately!)…

Ham radio appears to be more of an addiction than a hobby to the seller of this $500 Dodge. Every surface is covered with $25K in communications equipment for every conceivable band (FM/UHF/HF/VHF/SPACEMAN)

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. Guairdean says:

    I think it’s pretty obvious that this was done as a joke. You couldn’t transmit effectively with that many antennas that close together, and there are far more radios than antennas. All of the antennas appear to be UHF/VHF antennas, but there are at least a couple of HF radios. I’d suspect a pile of dead radios, a couple of six packs, and some hams sitting around saying “You know, we could install all of those in one car and…”

  2. DougeFresh217 says:

    I didn’t see a megaphone on the hood…All those PA outs and no way to anounce to a small community that a mobile signal disrupter is on its way!?

  3. Dr. Emmet Brown says:

    you’re going to see some serious sh*t.