[RFI] Decoupling small trailer to reduce RFI?
k8ri at rogerhalstead.com
Sun May 25 05:01:01 EDT 2014
On 5/25/2014 2:06 AM, KD7JYK DM09 wrote:
> : I'm hoping that the strong field of RFI would not
> : extend 4-6' to the rear of the Prius (it's not in
> : the driveway at the moment so I cannot test that).
My wife has one that gets parked under the 40 m antenna. I never hear it
when she pulls up, or starts up. I've only operated VHF/UHF from that
car, no HF. (Not enough room or power) Yes, I have an 897D and have
had 2 IC7000s. It's an older unit, but no RFI. OTH what would you use
for power? The 12V battery is a little thing about the size of the one
on my snow blower. It'll power the FM rig for about 5 minutes before
the voltage starts getting pretty low. I realize, YMMV
> : WDYT?
> Based on my observations when I operated mobile HF, you'd want the trailer
> to be between a block and a 1/4 mile away. That's how far I've ID's a Prius
> just from the spew they put out when I'm on the road.
> Maybe they are cleaner now, RFI, but I could tell you when one was around
> town without seeing it.
> Try it, see what happens, don't expect a miracle.
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