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Odd noise with FT-1802
« on: March 10, 2008, 08:34:58 PM »
I have an FT-1802M installed in an 01 Isuzu Trooper.  I installed it in place of a cheap Radio Shack scanner. (same antenna wire)  The Radio Shack scanner never had any ignition noise.  I ran the power wires directly to the battery, (and later added a 60amp alternator noise filter).  

The noise is only present on frequencies in which I can transmit.  For instance if I tune in the state police on 159.000mhz there isn\'t any noise.  If I tune in 146.91mhz I get noise both when the squelch has been broken and when it hasn\'t been broken.  In both cases the noise is a buzzing that increases with engine speed.  The noise is much louder when the squelch has been broken.  

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Tad

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Odd noise with FT-1802
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 09:51:32 PM »
Quote from: KJ4BRI;15562
I have an FT-1802M installed in an 01 Isuzu Trooper.  I installed it in place of a cheap Radio Shack scanner. (same antenna wire)  The Radio Shack scanner never had any ignition noise.  I ran the power wires directly to the battery, (and later added a 60amp alternator noise filter).  

The noise is only present on frequencies in which I can transmit.  For instance if I tune in the state police on 159.000mhz there isn\'t any noise.  If I tune in 146.91mhz I get noise both when the squelch has been broken and when it hasn\'t been broken.  In both cases the noise is a buzzing that increases with engine speed.  The noise is much louder when the squelch has been broken.  

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Tad


Tad,

What kind of antenna are you using?  What kind of mount? (mag mount, NMO?)  How is the antenna grounded?  We had to run a ground wire from the antenna on a friends vehicle directly to the frame.  Did you connect the negative wire directly to the battery as well? How did you connect it to the battery?  Let us know and we\'ll see what we can figure out.

73

Chris

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Odd noise with FT-1802
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 05:34:24 PM »
K, we can rule out electric fuel pump. Definitely ignition.

I take it that all connections are good.
You can start with plugs and resistor wires. Yes, cheaper ones causes noises. Even factory wires.

You could even try relocating the radio. Had this happen on a mustang and a Nissan pick up. For some reason being in line center to the cam shaft caused a noise problem. Moved the units and problem was gone. Go figure.

These problems can be nasty. I have done everything from chokes and caps to changing out the unit.

Maybe some more folks will give some advise.

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 12:13:27 AM »
Yup, good resistor plugs, spark plug wires and maybe a couple of handfuls of ferrite beads..... I have \'0\' noise problems on my ICOM 207h in a \'97 Trooper. I know that\'s of no consolation to you, but, it\'s nice to see another Trooper owner here! :post-3-1076912593:
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Tom ~ WV6Z