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Author Topic: AM Radio Buzz with the TC on  (Read 2010 times)

Nickens

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AM Radio Buzz with the TC on
« on: September 26, 2011, 05:45:09 PM »
Recently acquired a 2000 Lance 10-10 for my 2004 F350 CrewCab.   When the camper is off, AM radio is fine; when the lance is on, AM radio reception is terrible with lots of static if other electric motors, cell phone charger, trailer brakes are engaged.  Do I need an ignition filter for the radio (+) feed or a remote antena on the TC

Also, the AM radio reception in the camper is crummy too.

Any ideas besides stop listening to AM and get SIRUS?

Thanks!

Cant Wait

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Re: AM Radio Buzz with the TC on
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 07:50:26 AM »
AM Radio and CB radios are subject to ignition/alternator static, the radio in your truck is likely internally filtered. You can go to Radio Shack and by a 12v radio noise filter for the camper radio. It's a simple matter of putting it in line on the (+) and (-) wires for the radio.
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Jim Godward

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Re: AM Radio Buzz with the TC on
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 08:44:03 AM »
Check the camper for a battery charger or solar panel.  If either is present, that may be the source of the noise.
Jim
Jim & Pat Godward
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Hillsboro, Oregon

Nickens

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Re: AM Radio Buzz with the TC on
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 11:04:57 AM »
yep, there is a solar panel.  But it sounds like the Radio Shack filter should take care of it?

Thanks for the responses so far...

Lou Schneider

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Re: AM Radio Buzz with the TC on
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 03:09:38 PM »
If you can identify what's making the noise (converter and/or solar panel controller), put the noise suppressor at the source so the noise doesn't travel through wiring that can act as antenna before reaching the suppressor.