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.
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
> magmount and my 706 with cig lighter plug to all the car dealers to
> their SUVs. (I put t napkin under the mag mount to save the paint).
> 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
> and ferrites, coupled with the 706 noise blanker, makes it a minor
> 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
> 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
> MADE IN
> LAFAYETTE INDIANA. In those days it wasn't long enough for skis, but
> 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
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