I drove a Taurus for a few years, and had fuel pump noise too. But the blankers
on my rigs DID cut it out. Are you sure it's getting in via the antenna? Sounds
as if it might be in your audio stages, which would point towards DC power
noise. Oh, one thing I did have to do was ground the exhaust pipe to the frame;
it was conducting noise towards the antenna feedpoint (frame mounted antenna).
I used both a 735 and a 706 and a 290H in the Taurus with no great problems
Bob Morrow wrote:
> An update to my quest to remove the fuel pump noise in my 2001 Ford e-150
> full size van:
> It can't be done, or if it can, I don't know how to.
> I am getting s7 fuel pump noise and even after installing a filter (with
> two caps & an inductor in it) in line with the pump's + side a few inches
> from the pump itself, I heard no difference in noise. This is after the
> dealer did an RFI TSB which did help a lot on the AM side of the stock
> radio, but it made no difference on the ham radio.
> I know positively that it is the fuel pump; after I cut the wire I turned
> the ignition on - no noise.
> So the Icom 706/2g is coming out. All HF bands are completely useless with
> this much noise.
> Bob Morrow
> "There is no such thing as 'too much snow'."
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