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Ham radio question
I have a '88 5K (not Q or T) and recently installed a 2meter
I am using a through glass antenna on the rear window. I am getting 12
volts right from the jumper cable stud up front. I run only 3 watts
2 problems exist.
One is that with the ignition switch power on I get a high RF noise
level. This is even without the engine running. I hear a motor like
sound even with the heater/AC off. Is that the fuel pump? Are there
other motors under the dash (I would beleive that this thing has a fan
on the computers - overkill engineering is the rule)?
Anyway - whatever it is generates RF noise. Engine on makes no
difference - same S3 level on radio. This might explain the poor FM
reception on the stock radio too. BTW any source of replacement radio
knobs that last longer than 2 months?
Second problem is even more fun. Only on left directional signal, when
I transmit the flash rate increases by about a factor of two - like
having a dead bulb on a "regular" car. Note that the right signal is
NOT affected! Are the flashers controlled by a computer?
I would also like to hear from other hams on antenna location. I am not
against drilling holes, but I didn't find a suitable location.