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Dodge Ram Truck
Storm Chasing Vehicle

My current chase vehicle is a Blue 2007 Dodge Ram. This vehicle has the latest technology for storm chasing as well as Electronic News Gathering. This vehicle has the capabilities to perform "Rolling Live Shots". This vehicle can travel down the highway during a thunderstorm while broadcasting live feeds back to news media outlets. On board is Mobile High Speed Broadband Internet, live radar, ham radio and police scanners. Currently there is no on-board atmospheric sensing equipment, but I am considering building a platform for a mesonet for upcoming chase seasons. There are 2 camera systems on-board, one camera mounted to the windshield for digitally recording GPS location, speed, audio and video. The second camera is mounted to feed back live video for streaming and on-air use.  Listed below is a detailed list on equipment used on this vehicle. More photos will be added as they are taken during the storm season.


Instrumentation and On-Board Equipment

  •  Laptop for data logging and acquisition, GPS mapping, Live Video Feeds

  •  Mobile High-Speed Internet for data gathering, ENG uses, communications, etc.

  •  Icom 2720H Dual Transmit Ham Radio, and BCT15 Scanner

  •  Switch Console for light system, weather equipment, police lighting, and other electronics

  •  Mounts for videography equipment

 

Click HERE to view my previous chase vehicle from the 2001-2003 Chase Seasons

Click HERE to view my previous chase vehicle from the 2004-2006 Chase Seasons

Click HERE to view my previous chase vehicle from the 2007 - 2012 Chase Seasons