40 meter mobile problem

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n4jjp
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40 meter mobile problem

Post by n4jjp » Fri May 23, 2003 1:59 am

I run an Alinco dx-70th mobile. I use Iron Horse antennas. The only band that I have any problems on is 40 meters. Every time I key up it causes the car to spit and sputter. Any ideas. Thaks Jeff N4JJP

w2isn
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Re: 40 meter mobile problem

Post by w2isn » Fri May 30, 2003 9:59 pm

I run an Alinco dx-70th mobile. I use Iron Horse antennas. The only band that I have any problems on is 40 meters. Every time I key up it causes the to spit and sputter. Any ideas. Thaks Jeff N4JJP
try more grounds relocate yr power cord which should go directly to the battery

n4jjp
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40 meter mobile problem

Post by n4jjp » Sat May 31, 2003 6:09 am

The power cord is connected straight to the battery. I will try the additional grounding. Thanks and 73 Jeff N4JJP

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Post by KA9FOX » Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:35 am

If it's any consolation, when I transmit on 40 meters using my Hi-Q-Antennas 3/80 in my 1997 Chevy Tahoe, it pegs my speedometer. Fortunately, this doesn't seem to cause any problems, except not knowing how fast I am driving. Cruise control continues to work though.
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