Cb radio in dodge dakota

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  1. SheepDog

    SheepDog Road Train Member

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    I did start the truck without the ant connected and there is no noise at all.
    I only get noise with coax connected to radio. I get more noise with coax connected and truck running...so my noise is being picked up by my coax. The Ant is a Wilson Magnet Ant with coax. You probably know which one I am talking about.

    So, I am assumming that the filter only filters noise from the power lead? yes?

    Thanks again...we will get this figured out

    Oh, btw,,my stryker does have a in line fuse that is came with.
     
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    Yes it will only filter the incoming power leads. You verified that the noise is not on those leads so . . .

    Do you think you could record the noise and attach it to your post (the paperclip icon) in MP3 format? Just 5 or 10 seconds idling and then accelerating. Long enough to identify the source if we can.

    It's OK if you have to get your kid to help. :biggrin_2559:
    If you need help on it just let us know.

    Ted
     
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    Ok,,I have played with my setup some more and this is what it is...
    The extra noise is coming through the Ant. It only picks up extra noise when truck is running. I believe the noise may be the alt. When the truck is running a crackling noise comes throught the speaker. It isn't loud but it is annoying..LOL It only elevates for a 2nd when I rev the motor. If I rev the motor to higher rpm's and hold it there, the noise gets louder only for a 2nd and than back to the normal. Once I turn the truck off, the crackeling noise goes away.
     
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    the RF can come from 2 places. i had a 99 Dakota witht he 6.9 magnum and i used the jump start post for the positive when i first stalled my radio in the truck. big mistake. the jump start post is also where the fuel pump relay is connected. you will pick up a ton of noise from the fuel pump as well.
     
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    Thanks for info driver...
    I have mine connected to both posts on the battery.... I am sure my problem is the coax, which is too thin. I thought it being a Wilson that I would not have to worry about it but, I guess I was wrong. Not sure if there is a better mag mount ant. out there. I do not want to make holes at this point but, might have to later..
     
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    Also try to re-route the coax. From let's say the left side to the right of truck. And like xPosTech said you can always use the twisted pair. It really does help.
     
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