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Re: [RFI] Car Advice

To: Mel Crichton <kj9c@iquest.net>, RFI Reflector <rfi@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] Car Advice
From: dalej <dj2001x@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 14:30:34 -0600
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How did you handle placement of the bypass caps and ferrites for the  
FP?  I have a 04 Sienna and maybe that's the noise I hear.  My 706  
blanker pulls it down to almost nothing, but I'd rather not use a  
blanker if I don't need to.

Dale, K9VUJ

On 01, Jan 2009, at 13:18, Mel Crichton wrote:

> Back in 2003 I had to replace my trusty 95 4Runner.... I took a 40  
> hamstick,
> magmount and my 706 with cig lighter plug to all the car dealers to  
> test
> their SUVs. (I put t napkin under the mag mount to save the paint).  
> The
> Toyota Highlander was a tad quieter than the 2002 4Runner I bought,  
> but I
> need the rear space for tools.
> The 4 Runner in those days had noticeable fuel pump noise but bypass  
> caps
> and ferrites, coupled with the 706 noise blanker, makes it a minor  
> annoyance
> and not audible at all on 40 meters at night.
> Also in those days the Ford Explorer fuel pump was notorious for  
> noise... I
> can tell when one is trying to pass me on the highway if I have the  
> HF rig
> turned on. Likewise the Dodge Ram diesel... the ignition noise is  
> nil, but
> the computer howls.
> As of 5-6 years ago GM had done the most to handle ignition and  
> computer
> noise, and were willing to talk mobile radions...they even did a  
> mobile RFI
> presentation at Dayton a few times. But having walked away from a 40  
> MPH tee
> bone into the driver's door of my first 4 Runner I felt some loyalty  
> to buy
> another. If GM's noise is still low, I'd consider them for the next  
> SUV from
> a ham radio perspective.
> The Subaru I looked at was fair in the noise department, and IT IS  
> LAFAYETTE INDIANA. In those days it wasn't long enough for skis, but  
> skis
> are shorter these days, so I'd look at a Subaru too.
> Mel KJ9C
> Either one of those vehicles manufactured in plants located in the  
> USA?
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